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Meaning of IMPIETY

Pronunciation:  im'pIitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
 

IMPIETY is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impiousness
 
 Antonyms: piety, piousness
 
 See Also: godlessness, irreligion, irreligiousness, undutifulness, ungodliness, unrighteousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blasphemousness, blasphemy, desecration, godlessness, irreligion, profanation, profaneness, profanity, sacrilege, sacrilegiousness, sinfulness, unangelicalness, unchristianliness, un-Christliness, ungodliness, unholiness, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, wickedness
 

 

 

 

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