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- Rhymes: -aɪɪti
- (uncountable) The state of being impious.
- (countable) An impious act.
- 1661, Joseph Glanvill, chapter XIX, in The Vanity of Dogmatizing: Or Confidence in Opinions. […], London: […] E. C. for Henry Eversden […], OCLC 801399482; reprinted in The Vanity of Dogmatizing […] (Series III: Philosophy; 6), New York, N.Y.: For the Facsimile Text Society by Columbia University Press, 1931, OCLC 603189094, page 184:
- [I]f the world and motion were not from Eternity, then God was Idle; were all the Aſſertions of Ariſtotle, which Theology pronounceth impieties. Which yet we need not ſtrange at from one, of whom a Father ſaith, Nec Deum coluit nec curavit [he neither worshipped nor cared for God]: […]
- (uncountable) The lack of respect for a god or something sacred.
- (state of being impious): ungodliness, afgodness
- (impious behavior): ungodliness, afgodness
- (lack of respect): disrespect, disregard (more general)
the state of being impious
an impious act