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impiety (noun) lack of respect for God or religion; action disrespecting God or religion.

A person's lack of respect for God and religion shows their impiety. An act of disrespect for God or religion is impiety. A person doing unholy things in a holy place or talking irreverently of God or religion is an act of impiety.

  • The church officials considered David's action of criticizing their actions aloud during the church service an act of impiety.
  • Frank's open questioning of the correctness of what is stated in the Bible against the findings of science was considered to be an act of glaring impiety and he was barred from the church.
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