I noun apostasy, backsliding, desecration, disregard, disrespect, iniquity, irreligion, irreverence, malediction, noncomformity, offense, profaneness, profanity, recusancy, reprobation, sacrilege, sacrilegiousness, sinfulness, transgression, undutifulness, unrighteousness, unspirituality, violation, wickedness II index blasphemy, violation

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  • Impiety — is a lack of proper concern for the obligations owed to cult; that is, to the outward practices of a belief system. Impiety was a main Pagan objection to Christianity, for unlike other initiates into mystery religions, early Christians refused to …   Wikipedia

  • Impiety — Im*pi e*ty ([i^]m*p[imac] [ e]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Impieties} ([i^]m*p[imac] [ e]*t[i^]z). [L. impietas, fr. impius impious; cf. F. impi[ e]t[ e]. See {Impious}, {Piety}.] 1. The quality of being impious; lack of piety; irreverence toward the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impiety — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. impieté (12c.), from L. impietatem (nom. impietas) irreverence, ungodliness; disloyalty, treason, noun of quality from impius (see IMPIOUS (Cf. impious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impiety — [im pī′ə tē] n. [ME impietie < OFr or L: OFr impiété < L impietas] 1. a lack of piety; specif., a) lack of reverence for God b) lack of respect or dutifulness, as toward a parent 2. pl. impieties an impious act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • Impiety — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impiety >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impiety impiety Sgm: N 1 sin sin &c. 945 Sgm: N 1 irreverence irreverence Sgm: N 1 profaneness profaneness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 profanity profanity …   English dictionary for students

  • impiety — noun 1) a world of impiety and immorality Syn: godlessness, ungodliness, unholiness, irreligion, irreverence, sinfulness, sin, vice, transgression, wrongdoing, immorality, unrighteousness, blasphemy, sacrilege; apostasy, atheism …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • impiety — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of piety Nouns 1. impiety, impiousness; irreverence; profaneness, profanity, profanation; blasphemy, desecration, sacrilege; apostasy, iconoclasm; scoffing; hardening, fall from grace; backsliding,… …   English dictionary for students

  • impiety — n. 1. Irreverence, ungodliness, irreligion, profanity. 2. Ungodliness, wickedness, unrighteousness, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, unholiness. 3. Act of impiety, sin, iniquity. 4. Unfilial character, lack of filial devotion …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • impiety — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being impious ; irreverence 2. an impious act …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • impiety — /im puy i tee/, n., pl. impieties. 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. [1300 50; ME impietie < L impietas, equiv. to impi(us) IMPIOUS +… …   Universalium

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