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piosity

[pahy-os-i-tee]
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noun, plural pi·os·i·ties.
  1. an excessive or obvious show of piety; sanctimoniousness.
  2. an act or instance of such piety: the piosities of our Puritan forefathers.
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Origin of piosity

1920–25; pious + -ity; modeled on religious, religiosity
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Historical Examples

  • However it is done, it should be honest, frank, and free from piosity.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)

    Havelock Ellis