Piet vs Pious - What's the difference?

piet | pious |


As a proper noun piet

is : short form of (l) .

As an adjective pious is

of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.

piet

English

Alternative forms

* piot, pyet, pyot

Noun

(en noun)
  • The magpie.
  • *, II.12:
  • We teach Blacke-birds, Starlins, Ravens, Piots , and Parots to chat.
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    pious

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • Its male residents dress like crows: heavy black suits, black Borsalino hats, the old grandfathers hugely whiskered and the boys in peot, the curled sidelocks of the pious .

    Usage notes

    * Sometimes used pejoratively, in the sense of "mistaken" or "false" piety, as in "pious errors", "pious frauds".

    Synonyms

    * reverent, reverential, dutiful, religious, devout, godly

    Antonyms

    * (of or pertaining to piety) impious, independent, profane

    Derived terms

    * piously * piousness