noun (plural impieties)[mass noun]
- Lack of piety or reverence: he blamed the fall of the city on the impiety of the peopleMore example sentences
godlessness, ungodliness, unholiness, irreligion, sinfulness, sin, vice, immorality, unrighteousness, sacrilege, profaneness, irreverence, disrespect; apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, paganism, heathenism, non-belief, disbelief, unbelief, scepticism, doubtsin, transgression, wrongdoing, evil-doing, wrong, misdeed, misdemeanour, bad deed, act of wickedness, immoral act, fall from grace; profanity, blasphemy
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French impiete or Latin impietas, from impius 'impious'.