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Synonyms for impious

lacking piety or reverence for a god

lacking due respect or dutifulness


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As when the potent Rod Of AMRAMS Son in EGYPTS evill day Wav'd round the Coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Of LOCUSTS, warping on the Eastern Wind, That ore the Realm of impious PHAROAH hung Like Night, and darken'd all the Land of NILE: So numberless were those bad Angels seen Hovering on wing under the Cope of Hell 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding Fires; Till, as a signal giv'n, th' uplifted Spear Of their great Sultan waving to direct Thir course, in even ballance down they light On the firm brimstone, and fill all the Plain; A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loyns, to pass RHENE or the DANAW, when her barbarous Sons Came like a Deluge on the South, and spread Beneath GIBRALTAR to the LYBIAN sands.
MAMMON led them on, MAMMON, the least erected Spirit that fell From heav'n, for ev'n in heav'n his looks & thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heav'ns pavement, trod'n Gold, Then aught divine or holy else enjoy'd In vision beatific: by him first Men also, and by his suggestion taught, Ransack'd the Center, and with impious hands Rifl'd the bowels of thir mother Earth For Treasures better hid.
On a sudden, having uttered a most impious oath, he cried, `I am resolved to bear it no longer,' and directly threw himself into the water.
In a media briefing, Rana said that Imran wrecked the house of a woman with five kids, 'How is it possible to call someone this impious Sadiq or Ameen?
quite ready to subject the impious to a violent electric shock.
Behaviour of the pious: Allah has ordained fasting to purify us and distinguish between the pious and the impious.
amp;nbsp; While some of us are glad to have Sunday morning free (if you're in a Christian-oriented country), it's not like an atheist sets out to be as impious as he can.
The Kurds with their noble, democratic, egalitarian tolerance, respect for women, mild impious religiosity, and leftish politics offered a perfect fit for Levy's 19th century romantic nationalism, which the Kurds love.
O impious act including all foul harms, A martial man to be soft fancy's slave.
Salome had three faces--one of them never seen--in the Met's late-fall revival of Strauss's opera, that impious take (courtesy of Oscar Wilde) on a favourite Bible story.
The friar held in his right hand a tray with a wine bottle and a glass; on his belly was a silhouette of a woman that the impious refer to as Rosario; and at his feet a bulging sack of (presumably) money.
is a source of disgrace for the world of Islam, to impious and haraam-eating muftis who blatantly issue fatwas against the Book and Sunnah, and to media minions who are not even deterred by codes of professional conduct from spreading and telling lies- are making futile efforts to show that the Islamic Republic is at fault for depriving Iranian pilgrims of this year's hajj pilgrimage.
To believe that religion, which expounds God's laws, teaches us our duties in life, gives comfort to the afflicted, instructs us to treat one another with charity and benevolence--the idea that something so pure and good could "decoy a human being into madness, is a foolish and impious supposition" (Observations on Madness and Melancholy, p 264).
These two conditions come together in the Euthyphro, where Socrates suggests that an adequate definition of piety would enable him to explain not only why certain actions are pious and others impious, but also why pious actions have certain other characteristics as well.
is the wretchedest form of government," and "a tyrant grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice.