impious


adjective

  1. not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.
  2. disrespectful.

adjective

  1. lacking piety or reverence for a god; ungodly
  2. lacking respect; undutiful
adj.

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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