piosity

piosity

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

Origin:
1920–25; pious + -ity; modeled on religious, religiosity

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