impiety

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noun im·pi·e·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpī-ə-tē\

Definition of impiety

plural

impieties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being impious :  irreverence

  2. 2 :  an impious act

Examples of impiety in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of impiety

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


IMPIETY Defined for English Language Learners

impiety

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noun im·pi·e·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpī-ə-tē\

Definition of impiety for English Language Learners

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



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