To be impious is to be disrespectful of god or duty. When someone is being impious they are doing things that their church, synagogue, temple, mosque, school principal, government or parents would find unacceptable.
When you don’t show reverence for religion or god, you are impious. The adjective impious is related to the word piety, which means religious reverence. To be impious is to be without piety. Being impious is similar to being blasphemous, but it’s a little more passive to be impious, while blasphemy is more actively insulting. Also, when you act out against tradition or dutifulness, you could be considered impious. If you dodge a military draft, you will likely be considered impious.
adj lacking piety or reverence for a god
not revering god
hostile or indifferent to religion
not concerned with or devoted to religion
morally bad in principle or practice
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
relating to worship
godly, reverent, worshipful
showing great reverence for god
holier-than-thou, pharisaic, pharisaical, pietistic, pietistical, sanctimonious, self-righteous
excessively or hypocritically pious
disposed to pray or appearing to pray
having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
concerned with religion or religious purposes
not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
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