impious


im·pi·ous

adjective \ˈim-pē-əs, (ˌ)im-ˈpī-\

: feeling or showing a lack of respect for God : not pious

Full Definition of IMPIOUS

:  not pious :  lacking in reverence or proper respect (as for God or one's parents) :  irreverent
im·pi·ous·ly adverb

Examples of IMPIOUS

  1. He was fearful of seeming impious.
  2. <an impious act that horrified their pious mother>

Origin of IMPIOUS

Latin impius, from in- + pius pious
First Known Use: 1542

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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