Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Ungodly; wicked; irreverent; blasphemous.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John D. Philbrick.