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Copious
Copious Co"pi*ous, a. [L. copiosus, fr. copia abundance: cf. F. copieux. See Copy, Opulent.] Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful. Kindly pours its copious treasures forth. --Thomson. Hail, Son of God, Savior of men! thy name Shall be the copious matter of my song. --Milton. Syn: Ample; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; rich; full; exuberant; overflowing; full. See Ample.
Copiously
Copiously Co"pi*ous*ly, adv. In a copious manner.
Copiousness
Copiousness Co"pi*ous*ness, n. The state or quality of being copious; abudance; plenty; also, diffuseness in style. To imitatethe copiousness of Homer. --Dryden. Syn: Abudance; plenty; richness; exuberance.
Impious
Impious Im"pi*ous, a. [L. impius; pref. im- not + pius piou. See Pious.] Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language. When vice prevails, and impious men bear away, The post of honor is a private station. --Addison. Syn: Impious, Irreligious, Profane. Usage: Irreligious is negative, impious and profane are positive. An indifferent man may be irreligious; a profane man is irreverent in speech and conduct; an impious man is wickedly and boldly defiant in the strongest sense. Profane also has the milder sense of secular. --C. J. Smith. -- Im"pi*ous*ly, adv. -- Im"pi*ous*ness, n.
Impiously
Impious Im"pi*ous, a. [L. impius; pref. im- not + pius piou. See Pious.] Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language. When vice prevails, and impious men bear away, The post of honor is a private station. --Addison. Syn: Impious, Irreligious, Profane. Usage: Irreligious is negative, impious and profane are positive. An indifferent man may be irreligious; a profane man is irreverent in speech and conduct; an impious man is wickedly and boldly defiant in the strongest sense. Profane also has the milder sense of secular. --C. J. Smith. -- Im"pi*ous*ly, adv. -- Im"pi*ous*ness, n.
Impiousness
Impious Im"pi*ous, a. [L. impius; pref. im- not + pius piou. See Pious.] Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language. When vice prevails, and impious men bear away, The post of honor is a private station. --Addison. Syn: Impious, Irreligious, Profane. Usage: Irreligious is negative, impious and profane are positive. An indifferent man may be irreligious; a profane man is irreverent in speech and conduct; an impious man is wickedly and boldly defiant in the strongest sense. Profane also has the milder sense of secular. --C. J. Smith. -- Im"pi*ous*ly, adv. -- Im"pi*ous*ness, n.
Piously
Piously Pi"ous*ly, adv. In a pious manner.

Meaning of pious from wikipedia

- spiritual aspect of piety. That is, according to some, if one is "truly" pious (in the spiritual sense), the natural and inevitable result of it will be...
- Louis the Pious (778 – 20 June 840), also called the Fair, and the Debonaire, was the King of the Franks and co-Emperor (as Louis I) with his father,...
- Pious fraud (Latin: pia fraus) is used to describe fraud in religion or medicine. A pious fraud can be counterfeiting a miracle or falsely attributing...
- Sulpitius (or Sulpicius) the Pious or "the Débonnaire" (died 17 January 644) was a 7th-century bishop of Bourges and saint. According to his Vita, Sulpitius...
- Henry the Pious may refer to: Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1017–56) Henry II the Pious, Duke of Wroclaw (1196/1207–1241) Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473–1541)...
- Bolesław the Pious (Polish: Bolesław Pobożny) (1224/27 – 14 April 1279) was a Duke of Greater Poland during 1239–1247 (according to some historians during...
- concept originated by Plato as described in the Republic. In religion, a pious fiction is a narrative that is presented as true by the author, but is considered...
- Farshad Pious (Persian: فرشاد پیوس‎, born January 12, 1962 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player who was a striker for a number of clubs...
- William II (or III) (late 980s – 1019), called the Pious, was the Count of Provence. William was the son of William I (or II) of Provence and Adelaide-Blanche...
- Robert II (27 March 972 – 20 July 1031), called the Pious (French: le Pieux) or the Wise (French: le Sage), was King of the Franks from 996 until his...