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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 ?
Besides, those who contrive this plan of community cannot easily avoid the following evils; namely, blows, murders involuntary or voluntary, quarrels, and reproaches, all which it would be impious indeed to be guilty of towards our fathers and mothers, or those who are nearly related to us; though not to those who are not connected to us by any tie of affinity: and certainly these mischiefs must necessarily happen oftener amongst those who do not know how they are connected to each other than those who do; and when they do happen, if it is among the first of these, they admit of a legal expiation, but amongst the latter that cannot be done.
Anna Pavlovna waited for him to go on, but as he seemed quite decided to say no more she began to tell of how at Potsdam the impious Bonaparte had stolen the sword of Frederick the Great.
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
For want of more exalted adversaries Dominic turned his audacity fertile in impious stratagems against the powers of the earth, as represented by the institution of Custom-houses and every mortal belonging thereto - scribes, officers, and guardacostas afloat and ashore.
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.
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.
We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people.
so gray tradition tells) were once the resort of the Power of Evil and his plighted subjects; and here, at midnight or on the dim verge of evening, they were said to stand round the mantling pool, disturbing its putrid waters in the performance of an impious baptismal rite.
I glanced at the first page; it seemed full of extravagant protestations of affection; impetuous longings for a speedy reunion - and impious defiance of God's mandates, and railings against His providence for having cast their lot asunder, and doomed them both to the hateful bondage of alliance with those they could not love.
I do not believe that any man on earth has greater power to call one down upon his fellow--least of all, upon his own child--than he has to make one drop of rain or flake of snow fall from the clouds above us at his impious bidding.
In the face of these changes, it were impious to doubt fortune's kindness.
His fury boiled up, and when he had sworn half-a-dozen vulgar, impious oaths, without, however, venturing to lift the whip, he continued :-