What does the word impious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Impiousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ungodly; wicked; irreverent; blasphemous.

Usage examples for impious

  1. And the Van der Meulen, at which Comus had looked with impious appraising eyes, was the most sacred of them all. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. Nature has told them only to children, and when grown to manhood, seals their lips with that impious injunction to put away childish things. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  3. For you, the people of Rome- you whom the gods have appointed to rule the world- for you to own a master, is impious. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick