impiety

impiety

[im-pahy-i-tee]
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:
1300–50; Middle English impietie < Latin impietās, equivalent to impi(us) impious + -etās, variant, after vowels, of -itās -ity

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impiety (ɪmˈpaɪɪtɪ)
 
n , 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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