Impious meaning

ĭm-pīəs, ĭmpē-
The definition of impious is someone or something that shows a lack of respect.

Spitting in holy water is an example of something that would be described as an impious action.

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Lacking reverence; not pious.
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Not pious.
  • Lacking reverence for God.
  • Lacking respect or dutifulness, as toward a parent.
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Not pious.
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Lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god.
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Lacking due respect or dutifulness.

Impious toward one's parents.

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Origin of impious

  • From Latin impius in- not in–1 pius dutiful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin impius.

    From Wiktionary