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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
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impiety

[ɪmˈpaɪətɪ] Nimpiedad f
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impiety

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

[ɪmˈpaɪətɪ] n (frm) → empietà
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References in classic literature ?
He has already pleaded on more than one occasion, the cause of our ancient architecture, he has already loudly denounced many profanations, many demolitions, many impieties. He will not grow weary.
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.
Zuckert acknowledges Machiavelli's opposition to the "present religion" and the more subtle impieties hinted at, for instance in The Princes treatment of parricide and the plot of the Clizia.