Part of speech: noun

Ungodliness; wickedness.

Part of speech: noun

An impious act.

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Usage examples "impiety":

  1. On the other hand, no licentious act of Antony's can be charged with that impiety which marks those of Demetrius. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. 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", Anthony Trollope.
  3. 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", Edgar Lee Masters.