impious

[ im-pee-uhs, im-pahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF impious
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Error in speculative doctrine not impious - nor knowledge pious.

It seemed to me as if I had been heard, and that my impious prayers were about to be granted.

It would be impious to strew our mother's bones along the way.

This is so impious and abominable that I can never forgive him for it .

Do you not recollect that there was one idea which made the impious impious, and the pious pious?

And you can say that this place is a foul imposture; this holy image an impious fraud!

I might have slain him to dissolve the impious bond, yet I obeyed what is written.

Not the smallest little detachment of these impious polizones.

The Christians were disliked, not as superstitious, but as impious.

And the teacher herself was the first to see the impious outrage.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin impius "without reverence, irreverent, wicked; undutiful, unpatriotic," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pius (see pious). Related: Impiously; impiousness.

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