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impiety

im·pi·e·ty

impiety

 
pronunciation:
Im paI ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: impieties
definition 1: lack of reverence or respect, esp. for what others consider sacred.
The young man's refusal to bow his head in prayer at the table showed an impiety that was intolerable to his father.
antonyms:
piety, reverence
similar words:
blasphemy
definition 2: an act or practice that shows such disrespect.
antonyms:
piety, reverence