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impious

[ im-pee-uhs, im-pahy- ]
/ ˈɪm pi əs, ɪmˈpaɪ- /
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adjective

not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.

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Origin of impious

1565–75; <Latin impius. See im-2, pious

OTHER WORDS FROM impious

im·pi·ous·ly, adverbim·pi·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impious

impious
/ (ˈɪmpɪəs) /

adjective

lacking piety or reverence for a god; ungodly
lacking respect; undutiful

Derived forms of impious

impiously, adverbimpiousness, noun
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