Impieties
Impiety Im*pi"e*ty ([i^]m*p[imac]"[-e]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Impieties} ([i^]m*p[imac]"[-e]*t[i^]z). [L. impietas, fr. impius impious; cf. F. impi['e]t['e]. See {Impious}, {Piety}.] 1. The quality of being impious; lack of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness. [1913 Webster]

2. An impious act; an act of wickedness. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Ungodliness; irreligion; unrighteousness; sinfulness; profaneness; wickedness; godlessness. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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