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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


Today's word is:



noun ( pl. pieties )

  • the quality of being religious or reverent: acts of piety and charity.
  • a belief or point of view that is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence: the accepted pieties of our time.

ORIGIN: early 16th cent. (in the sense 'devotion to religious observances'): from Old French piete, from Latin pietas 'dutifulness,' from pius (see pious) .

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