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impious

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adjective im·pi·ous \ˈim-pē-əs, (ˌ)im-ˈpī-\

Simple Definition of impious

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

Full Definition of impious

  1. :  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

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