Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being impious.
  • n. An impious act.
  • n. Undutifulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being impious
  • n. An impious act
  • n. The lack of respect for a god or something sacred

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being impious; lack of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness.
  • n. An impious act; an act of wickedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being impious or devoid of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness.
  • n. An impious act; an act of wickedness or irreligion.
  • n. Violation of natural duty or obligation toward others; want of reverence or respect, in general; undutifulness, as toward parents: as, filial impiety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The scolding of demur ceases once a impiety is confessed as good as cleansed by a changed blood, nonetheless a complaint of a rivalry continues even after what is indicted has been dealt with.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The impiety is real, nonetheless when it has been treated with colour according to a thoughts of a Holy Spirit a complaint continues since a immorality suggestion has joined his complaint to a scolding of a conscience.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • We contingency realize most confidently which a Holy Spirit never reproves offer if a impiety is cleansed by a changed red red red blood as good as forsaken.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • When he shall have arrived at his full stature in impiety, shall have filled up the measure of his iniquity, then all shall be called over again.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Impunity hardens sinners in impiety, and the patience of God is shamefully abused by many who, instead of being led by it to repentance, are confirmed by it in their impenitence.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Then, by Heaven, we have discovered the source of this vain opinion of all those physical investigators; and I would have you examine their arguments with the utmost care, for their impiety is a very serious matter; they not only make a bad and mistaken use of argument, but they lead away the minds of others: that is my opinion of them.

    Laws

  • Furthermore, religious freedom was so clearly subordinated to the notion of impiety and later of heresy as to require special treatment.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The opposites to religion are, impiety, that is, the neglect and contempt of God, and eqeloqrhskeia will-worship, or superstition, that is, a mode of religion invented by man.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • There remains the charge of impiety, which is made to rest on Henry having called the Almighty to witness a falsehood, and quoted

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

  • It would certainly be a wonder, if God, taking away from his people his ordinary oracles, should bestow upon them a nobler oracle, or as noble; and that when the nation had degenerated, and were sunk into all kind of impiety, superstition, heresy.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.