What does the word impiety mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Ungodliness; wickedness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An impious act.

Usage examples for impiety

  1. He had once repined to Father John, that existence had been for him a necessary evil; and though checked by the priest for the impiety of the thought, was it odd if he often thought, that he was one of those for whom it would have been better had they never been born? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  2. Mr. James Boorman, through whose efficient service as President the road was mainly built, has resigned his office as director and has addressed a firm remonstrance to the Board against this impiety. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters