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Definition 1: lacking piety or reverence for a god - [adjective denoting all]

(impious is similar to ...) not revering god

(means also ...) hostile or indifferent to religion

(means also ...) not concerned with or devoted to religion

"sacred and profane music" "secular drama" "secular architecture" "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"

(means also ...) morally bad in principle or practice

(... are attributes of impious) righteousness by virtue of being pious

Definition 2: lacking due respect or dutifulness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • impious toward one's parents
  • an undutiful son

Synonyms for impious in the sense of this definition

(impious is similar to ...) exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous

"remarks disrespectful of the law" "disrespectful in the presence of his parents" "disrespectful toward his teacher"

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