Definitions for: Impiety


[n] unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pi"e*ty, n.; pl. Impieties. [L. impietas, fr.
impius impious; cf. F. impi['e]t['e]. See Impious,
Piety.]
1. The quality of being impious; want of piety; irreverence
toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness.

2. An impious act; an act of wickednes.

Those impieties for the which they are now visited.
--Shak.

Syn: Ungodliness; irreligion; unrighteousness; sinfulness;
profaneness; wickedness; godlessness.

Synonyms: impiousness

Antonyms: piety, piousness

See Also: godlessness, irreligion, irreligiousness, undutifulness, ungodliness, unrighteousness

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