Definition of impious in English:

impious

Line breaks: im|pious
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpɪəs
 
, ɪmˈpʌɪəs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

impiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • It's blasphemy to speak impiously against (to rail, to vilify, to revile) God, the Holy Spirit.
  • And so death is meted out to all those who rebel against Nature impiously, because they know the things that are.
  • But it's the more freewheeling entries that best suggest something else to treasure: how impiously most of these '60s-based writers conceived the craft of criticism.

impiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • We remember several scenes where Jesus challenges the impiousness of various priests.
  • Money has shown men how to practise villainy, and taught them impiousness in every action!
  • The impiousness of the fishwife's final ambition links her with Marlowe's Faustus as well as with Lady Macbeth.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin impius (from in- 'not' + pius: see pious) + -ous.

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