Beliefs and religious

impiety
(n)
im-PIE-ǝ-tee
Meaning

religious irreverence

1st Sample Sentence

The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was charged with impiety by some of his fellow citizens, who claimed that he despised the gods.

Root

in (not, opposite of)#pius (dutiful, devout, conscientious, religious, kind) (Latin)

Antonyms

piety

Mnemonics

Im (not)+piety (pity) -- those who don't show pity to distressed people, have "lack of respect for god" too, im (not)+piety (sounds like deity which means god). not showing respect for somebody who is "not god".

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