[ pahy-os-i-tee ]
/ paɪˈɒs ɪ ti /
noun, plural pi·os·i·ties.
an excessive or obvious show of piety; sanctimoniousness.
an act or instance of such piety: the piosities of our Puritan forefathers.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Words nearby piosity
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Example sentences from the Web for piosity
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