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Meaning of IMPIETY

Pronunciation:  im'pIitee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Im*pi"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Impieties}. [L. impietas, fr.
impius impious; cf. F. impi['e]t['e]. See {Impious},
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.

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