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impiety

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpʌɪɪti
 
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Definition of impiety in English:

noun (plural impieties)

[mass noun]
Lack of piety or reverence: he blamed the fall of the city on the impiety of the people
More example sentences
  • And for all of his profane honesty and candid impiety, this wicked preacher keeps me reading.
  • Traditionally, of course, pluralism in religious matters was deemed a sign of impiety and indifference to God's truth.
  • We are to renounce impiety and worldly passions.
Synonyms
sin, transgression, wrongdoing, evil-doing, wrong, misdeed, misdemeanour, bad deed, act of wickedness, immoral act, fall from grace;
profanity, blasphemy

Origin

Middle English: from Old French impiete or Latin impietas, from impius 'impious'.

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