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Roget category 987

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.5. Religious affections
›› 6.5.3. Religious sentiments

#987. Piety


piety, religion, theism, faithreligiousness, holiness etc. adj. — saintshipreligionismsanctimony etc. (assumed piety) 988reverence etc. (respect) 928humility, veneration, devotionprostration etc. (worship) 990grace, unction, edificationsanctity, sanctitudeconsecration.
spiritual existence, odor of sanctity, beauty of holiness.
theopathy, beatification, adoption, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, salvation, inspiration, bread of lifeBody and Blood of Christ.
believer, convert, theist, Christian, devotee, pietistthe good, the righteous, the just, the believing, the electSaint, Madonna, Notre Dame [Fr.], Our Lady.
the children of God, the children of the Kingdom, the children of the light.


be pious etc. adj. — have faith etc. n. — believe, receive Christrevere etc. 928be converted &c. — convert, edify, sanctify, keep holy, beatify, regenerate, inspire, consecrate, enshrine.


pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly-minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietisticsaintly, saint-likeseraphic, sacred, solemn.
believing, faithful, Christian, Catholic.
elected, adopted, justified, sanctified, regenerated, inspired, consecrated, converted, unearthly, not of the earth.


ne vile fano [It]pure-eyed Faith .
. . thou hovering angel girt with pure-eyed Faith . . . thou hovering angel girt with golden wings" [Milton].

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