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impiety

noun im·pi·e·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpī-ə-tē\

: lack of respect for God : the quality or state of being impious

plural im·pi·e·ties

Full Definition of IMPIETY

1
:  the quality or state of being impious :  irreverence
2
:  an impious act

Examples of IMPIETY

  1. <the unspeakable impiety of spitting in a church>

First Known Use of IMPIETY

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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