impious

  • 1 Impious — Im pi*ous, a. [L. impius; pref. im not + pius piou. See {Pious}.] Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language. [1913 Webster] When vice… …

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  • 2 impious — impious, profane, blasphemous, sacrilegious mean showing marked irreverence for what is sacred or divine. Impious usually implies extreme disrespect for God or the laws of God or for those endowed with God given authority particularly as shown… …

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  • 3 impious — I adjective amoral, blasphemous, desecrative, diabolic, heretical, immoral, iniquitous, irreligious, irreverent, nefarious, offensive, peccant, perverted, profane, recusant, reprobate, sacrilegious, satanic, sinful, sinister, undevout, undutiful …

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  • 4 Impious — Logo der Band …

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  • 5 impious — (adj.) 1590s, from L. impius without reverence, irreverent, wicked; undutiful, unpatriotic, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + pius (see PIOUS (Cf. pious)). Related: Impiously; impiousness …

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  • 6 impious — [adj] not religious agnostic, apostate, atheistic, blasphemous, canting, contrary, deceitful, defiling, desecrating, desecrative, diabolic, disobedient, disrespectful, godless, hardened, hypocritical, iconoclastic, immoral, iniquitous,… …

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  • 7 impious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing respect or reverence. DERIVATIVES impiously adverb …

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  • 8 impious — [im′pē əs] adj. [L impius] not pious; specif., a) lacking reverence for God b) lacking respect or dutifulness, as toward a parent impiously adv. impiousness n …

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  • 9 Impious — Infobox musical artist Name = Impious Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Sweden Instrument = Voice type = Genre = Death metal Thrash metal Occupation = Years active = 1994… …

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  • 10 impious — im|pi|ous [ˈımpiəs] adj formal lacking respect for religion or God →↑impiety ▪ an impious crime >impiously adv >impiousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 impious — [[t]ɪ̱mpiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as impious, you mean that they show a lack of respect for religious things. [FORMAL] Syn: irreverent …

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  • 12 impious — adjective the impious magistrate of the Sung dynasty Syn: godless, ungodly, unholy, irreligious, sinful, wicked, immoral, unrighteous, sacrilegious, heretical, profane, blasphemous, irreverent; apostate, atheistic, agnostic, pagan, heathen …

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  • 13 impious — adjective Etymology: Latin impius, from in + pius pious Date: 1542 not pious ; lacking in reverence or proper respect (as for God or one s parents) ; irreverent • impiously adverb …

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  • 14 impious — impiously, adv. impiousness, n. /im pee euhs, im puy /, adj. 1. not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly. 2. disrespectful. [1565 75; < L impius. See IM 2, PIOUS] Syn. 1. sacrilegious,… …

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  • 15 impious — adjective /ˈɪmpiəs/ a) not pious b) lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god …

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  • 16 impious — Synonyms and related words: apostate, arch, atheistic, backsliding, blasphemous, casual, coltish, contrary, devil may care, disobedient, elvish, fallen, fallen from grace, flippant, free and easy, fresh, frolicsome, froward, giddy, godless,… …

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  • 17 impious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. irreligious, godless, sinful, profane, blasphemous, sacrilegious, unholy, sanctimonious, hypocritical, canting, desecrating, defiling, disrespectful, irreverent, undutiful, deceitful, disobedient, unethical, immoral,… …

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  • 18 impious — im|pi|ous [ ımpiəs, ım paıəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL showing a lack of respect for a god or religion …

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  • 19 impious — im·pi·ous || ɪmpɪəs adj. ungodly, lacking reverence for God or religious matters; lacking respect …

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  • 20 impious — [ ɪmpɪəs, ɪm pʌɪəs] adjective lacking piety or reverence. ↘wicked. Derivatives impiously adverb impiousness noun …

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