pious hope/wish

Definition of pious hope/wish

  1. :  something that is hoped for but will probably not happen His speech contained no practical solutions, just the pious hope that the war would end soon.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  marked by or showing reverence for deity and devotion to divine worship

    :  marked by conspicuous religiosity

    :  sacred or devotional as distinct from the profane or secular :  religious

  1. :  to cherish a desire with anticipation :  to want something to happen or be true

    :  trust

    :  to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. :  trust, reliance

    :  desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

    :  expectation of fulfillment or success

  1. :  to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)

    :  to give expression to as a wish :  bid

    :  to give form to (a wish)

  1. :  an act or instance of wishing or desire :  want

    :  an object of desire :  goal

    :  an expressed will or desire :  mandate

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