Origin of pious
Examples from the Web for piousness
The “piousness” of the products themselves comes down to packaging and presentation.
There ain't no piousness stickin' out on him fer folks to hang their hat on, neither.The Gold Girl|James B. Hendryx
This is Portuguese allover—indolence, piousness, poverty, impotence.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for piousness
Word Origin for pious
Word Origin and History for piousness
mid-15c., from Latin pius "dutiful, devout, conscientious, religious; faithful to kindred; inspired by friendship, prompted by natural affections," perhaps [Klein] related to Latin purus "pure, clean" (see pure). Often coupled with fraud (n.) from at least 1630s. Related: Piously; piousness.