impiety

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im·pi·e·ty

 (ĭm-pī′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·pi·e·ties
1. The quality or state of being impious.
2. An impious act.
3. Undutifulness.

impiety

(ɪmˈpaɪɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of reverence or proper respect for a god
2. any lack of proper respect
3. an impious act

im•pi•e•ty

(ɪmˈpaɪ ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being impious; irreverence.
2. an impious act or practice.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impiety - unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
unrighteousness - failure to adhere to moral principles; "forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"
undutifulness - impiety characterized by lack of devotion to duty
irreligion, irreligiousness - the quality of not being devout
ungodliness, godlessness - impiety by virtue of not being a godly person
piety, piousness - righteousness by virtue of being pious
Translations
bedieviškumas

impiety

[ɪmˈpaɪətɪ] Nimpiedad f

impiety

n
Gottlosigkeit f, → Ungläubigkeit f; (= irreverence)Pietätlosigkeit f; (to God) → Ehrfurchtslosigkeit f; (to superior etc) → Respektlosigkeit f
(= act)Pietätlosigkeit f; (= irreverence)Respektlosigkeit f

impiety

[ɪmˈpaɪətɪ] n (frm) → empietà
References in classic literature ?
I couldn't know that there had been during my absence a case of atrocious murder which had affected the imagination of the whole town; and though Therese did not read the papers (which she imagined to be full of impieties and immoralities invented by godless men) yet if she spoke at all with her kind, which she must have done at least in shops, she could not have helped hearing of it.
And all this red roll of impieties came from his thin, genteel lips rather primly than otherwise, as he sat sipping the wine out of his tall, thin glass.
The pleasurable heat which the Blood or the Breathing generates, the sense of external reality which comes with the strong Grasp of the hand or the vigorous Tread of the foot, may indifferently become associated with the rich eloquence of a Shaftesbury, imposing on us man's possible perfections for his existing nature; or with the cheerless and hardier impieties of a Hobbes, while cutting the Gordian knot he denies the reality of either vice or virtue, and explains away the mind's self-reproach into a distempered ignorance, an epidemic affection of the human nerves and their habits of motion.