TEM4 GRE CET6
1. pious <=> piety.
- pious:  Pious is one of a nexus of English words descended from Latin pius, an adjective of unknown origin. Its derivative pietās has given English piety and pity, and the derived verb piāre ‘appease, atone’ lies behind English expiate . Pious itself was probably borrowed direct from Latin.
=> expiate, piety, pity
- pious (adj.)
- 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.
- 1. What we need is not manifestos of pious intentions, but real action.
- 2. His attitude is compassionate without being pious.
- 3. Ella was a pious, earnest woman.
- 4. Such reforms seem likely to remain little more than pious hopes.
- 5. Alexander is a pious follower of the faith.
[ pious 造句 ]