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 ?
But he feels that such conduct brings discredit on the name of Athens: he feels too, that the judge has sworn not to give away justice; and he cannot be guilty of the impiety of asking the judge to break his oath, when he is himself being tried for impiety.
I am sure I would sooner die than be guilty of any disrespect towards you; but how can I venture to speak, when every word must either offend my dear papa, or convict me of the blackest ingratitude as well as impiety to the memory of the best of mothers; for such, I am certain, my mamma was always to me?
There is no impiety in believing that, when his long life was over, the apostle of the Indians was welcomed to the celestial abodes by the prophets of ancient days and by those earliest apostles and evangelists who had drawn their inspiration from the immediate presence of the Saviour.
And yet I cannot refuse to help, while breath and speech remain to me; I am afraid that there would be an impiety in being present when justice is evil spoken of and not lifting up a hand in her defence.
The younger lady was in the lovely bloom and spring-time of womanhood; at that age, when, if ever angels be for God's good purposes enthroned in mortal forms, they may be, without impiety, supposed to abide in such as hers.
Tulliver, which it would be an impiety to counteract by too much kindness.
And, even with this terror in his heart, he could hardly avoid laughing, to imagine how the sanctified old patriarchal deacon would have been petrified by his minister's impiety.
I was about to reply, notwithstanding my previous resolutions, with some remonstrance against his impiety, when I heard, close at my elbow, a slight cough, which sounded very much like the ejaculation "ahem
He then entered more fully into the question, and explained at large the folly and impiety of such a proceeding.
The Delphians, enraged at this treatment, accused him of impiety, and, in spite of his sacred character as ambassador, executed him as a public criminal.
Sparsit again dejected by the impiety of the people.
I have understood that it was, to the last, her proudest boast, that she never had been on the water in her life, except upon a bridge; and that over her tea (to which she was extremely partial) she, to the last, expressed her indignation at the impiety of mariners and others, who had the presumption to go 'meandering' about the world.