impious

[im-pee-uhs, im-pahy-]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. impi,
  2. impiety,
  3. impinge,
  4. impingement,
  5. impingement attack,
  6. impiously,
  7. impish,
  8. impitoyable,
  9. implacability,
  10. implacable

Origin of impious

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

SYNONYMS FOR impious
Related formsim·pi·ous·ly, adverbim·pi·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for impiously

impious

adjective

lacking piety or reverence for a god; ungodly
lacking respect; undutiful
Derived Formsimpiously, adverbimpiousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for impiously

impious

adj.

1590s, from Latin impius "without reverence, irreverent, wicked; undutiful, unpatriotic," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pius (see pious). Related: Impiously; impiousness.

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