impious

[im-pee-uhs, im-pahy-]
adjective
1.
not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin impius. See im-2, pious

impiously, adverb
impiousness, noun


1. sacrilegious, blasphemous, irreverent.
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impious (ˈɪmpɪəs)
 
adj
1.  lacking piety or reverence for a god; ungodly
2.  lacking respect; undutiful
 
'impiously
 
adv
 
'impiousness
 
n

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Example sentences
Such criticism might be sacrosanct on the business or op-ed page, but on a sports page, it is impious.
Traitors have raised the impious arm of rebellion against this sacred standard.
The movie is often hilarious, but beneath its impious surface there's more than a hint of something bleak.
Many of these efforts possess a decidedly impious and trivializing tone.
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