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piety

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of piety

  1. 1 belief and trust in and loyalty to God her piety is quiet but profound Synonyms of piety devotion, faith, religionWords Related to piety devoutness, piousness, religiousness; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship; profession, protestationNear Antonyms of piety disbelief, doubt, unbelief, unfaith; agnosticism, know-nothingism; apostasy, lapse, tergiversationAntonyms of piety atheism, godlessness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being spiritually pure or virtuous among fellow clerics he is respected and admired for his piety Synonyms of piety blessedness, devoutness, godliness, holiness, piousness, sainthood, saintliness, saintship, sanctityWords Related to piety asceticism, devotion, morality, prayerfulness, religiousness, spirituality; priestliness; goodness, rectitude, righteousness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness; consecration, sacrednessNear Antonyms of piety blasphemousness, irreverence, sacrilegiousness; depravedness, depravity, evilness, heinousness, monstrosity, sinfulness, vileness, wickedness; hypocrisy, sanctimoniousness, sanctimonyAntonyms of piety godlessness, impiety, ungodliness, unholiness

  3. 3 adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty familial piety keeps me from refusing to help my brother in this financial crisis Synonyms of piety adhesion, allegiance, attachment, commitment, constancy, dedication, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fastness, fealty, loyalty, fidelity, steadfastness, trothWords Related to piety affection, fondness; determination, firmness, resolution; dependability, reliability, trustability, trustiness, trustworthinessNear Antonyms of piety alienation, disaffection, estrangement, separationAntonyms of piety disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, treachery, unfaithfulness

Synonym Discussion of piety

fidelity, allegiance, fealty, loyalty, devotion, piety mean faithfulness to something to which one is bound by pledge or duty. fidelity implies strict and continuing faithfulness to an obligation, trust, or duty.
    • marital fidelity
allegiance suggests an adherence like that of citizens to their country.
    • pledging allegiance
fealty implies a fidelity acknowledged by the individual and as compelling as a sworn vow.
    • fealty to the truth
loyalty implies a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray.
    • valued the loyalty of his friends
devotion stresses zeal and service amounting to self-dedication.
    • a painter's devotion to her art
piety stresses fidelity to obligations regarded as natural and fundamental.
    • filial piety

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