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[im-pahy-i-tee] /ɪmˈpaɪ ɪ ti/
noun, plural impieties.
1.
lack of piety; lack of reverence for God or sacred things; irreverence.
2.
lack of dutifulness or respect.
3.
an impious act, practice, etc.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English impietie < Latin impietās, equivalent to impi(us) impious + -etās, variant, after vowels, of -itās -ity
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impiety

/ɪmˈpaɪɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of reverence or proper respect for a god
2.
any lack of proper respect
3.
an impious act
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Word Origin and History for impiety
n.

mid-14c., from Old French impieté (12c.), from Latin impietatem (nominative impietas) "irreverence, ungodliness; disloyalty, treason," noun of quality from impius (see impious).

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