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Definitions for impious
ˈɪm pi əs, ɪmˈpaɪ-im·pi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impiousadjective

    lacking piety or reverence for a god

  2. impious, undutifuladjective

    lacking due respect or dutifulness

    "impious toward one's parents"; "an undutiful son"

Wiktionary

  1. impiousadjective

    not pious

    Etymology: From impius.

  2. impiousadjective

    lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god

    Etymology: From impius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impiousadjective

    not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impious

    im′pi-us, adj. irreverent; wanting in veneration for God: profane.—adv. Im′piously.ns. Im′piousness, Impī′ety.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of impious in a Sentence

  1. Hermes:

    From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    Hence, a devout Christian must avoid astrologers and all impious soothsayers, especially when they tell the truth, for fear of leading his soul into error by consorting with demons and entangling himself with the bonds of such association.

  4. Charlotte Brontë:

    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.

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