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im·pi·ous  audio  (mp-s, m-p-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Lacking reverence; not pious.
  2. Lacking due respect or dutifulness: impious toward one's parents.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin impius : in-, not ; see in-1 + pius, dutiful

OTHER FORMS:
impi·ous·ly(Adverb), impi·ous·ness(Noun)


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