impiety








noun, plural im·pi·e·ties.

  1. lack of piety; lack of reverence for God or sacred things; irreverence.
  2. lack of dutifulness or respect.
  3. an impious act, practice, etc.

noun plural -ties

  1. lack of reverence or proper respect for a god
  2. any lack of proper respect
  3. an impious act
n.

mid-14c., from Old French impieté (12c.), from Latin impietatem (nominative impietas) “irreverence, ungodliness; disloyalty, treason,” noun of quality from impius (see impious).

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