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im·pi·ous

 (ĭm-pī′əs, ĭm′pē-)
adj.
1. Lacking reverence; not pious.
2. Lacking due respect or dutifulness: impious toward one's parents.

[From Latin impius : in-, not; see in-1 + pius, dutiful.]

im′pi·ous·ly adv.
im′pi·ous·ness n.

impious

(ˈɪmpɪəs)
adj
1. lacking piety or reverence for a god; ungodly
2. lacking respect; undutiful
ˈimpiously adv
ˈimpiousness n

im•pi•ous

(ˈɪm pi əs, ɪmˈpaɪ-)

adj.
1. not pious; lacking reverence, as for God or religious practice; irreligious.
2. disrespectful.
[1565–75; < Latin]
im′pi•ous•ly, adv.
im′pi•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impious - lacking piety or reverence for a god
irreligious - hostile or indifferent to religion
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
2.impious - lacking due respect or dutifulnessimpious - lacking due respect or dutifulness; "impious toward one's parents"; "an undutiful son"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
Translations
bedieviškasnepagarbus

impious

[ˈɪmpɪəs] ADJimpío

impious

[ˈɪmpiəs] adj (= irreverent) → impie

impious

adj (= not pious)gottlos, ungläubig; (= irreverent)pietätlos; (to God) → ehrfurchtslos; (to superior etc) → respektlos

impious

[ˈɪmpɪəs] adj (frm) → empio/a
References in classic literature ?
The supporters of the maiden raised their ready tomahawks with the impious joy that fiends are thought to take in mischief, but Magua stayed the uplifted arms.
What, perhaps, with other things, made Stubb such an easygoing, unfearing man, so cheerily trudging off with the burden of life in a world full of grave peddlers, all bowed to the ground with their packs; what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe.
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
Also, I believed that the world was not flat, and hadn't pillars under it to sup- port it, nor a canopy over it to turn off a universe of water that occupied all space above; but as I was the only person in the kingdom afflicted with such impious and criminal opinions, I recognized that it would be good wisdom to keep quiet about this matter, too, if I did not wish to be suddenly shunned and forsaken by everybody as a madman.
Copperfield,' said Uriah, making his forgiving nature the subject of a most impious and awful parallel, which I shall not record.
Macey, though he joined in the defence of Marner against all suspicions of deceit, also pooh-poohed the tinder-box; indeed, repudiated it as a rather impious suggestion, tending to imply that everything must be done by human hands, and that there was no power which could make away with the guineas without moving the bricks.
Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd The Mother of Mankinde, what time his Pride Had cast him out from Heav'n, with all his Host Of Rebel Angels, by whose aid aspiring To set himself in Glory above his Peers, He trusted to have equal'd the most High, If he oppos'd; and with ambitious aim Against the Throne and Monarchy of God Rais'd impious War in Heav'n and Battel proud With vain attempt.
But it were impious to trace any farther the picture of the blasphemer and parricide's deathbed.
Don't fancy it, impious scoundrel, for that beyond a doubt thou art, since thou hast set thy tongue going against the peerless Dulcinea.
Do not then require me to do what I consider dishonourable and impious and wrong, especially now, when I am being tried for impiety on the indictment of Meletus.
We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people.
In the face of these changes, it were impious to doubt fortune's kindness.