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impious

adjective amoral, blasphemous, diabolic, heretical, immoral, iniquitous, irreligious, nefarious, offensive, peccant, perverted, profane, reprobate, sacrilegious, satanic, sinful, sinister, undutiful, unethical, ungodly, unrighteous
Foreign phrases: Impius et crudelis judicandus est qui libbrtati non favet.He is judged to be impious and cruel who does not favor liberty.
See also: culpable, diabolic, nefarious, offensive, peccant, profane, sinister
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To paraphrase Plato, power makes a tyrant more faithless, more unjust, more impious, and "the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice.
However, the means by which it was secured amounted to impious blasphemy.
And why read the apparent power of Infidelitas's corrupted tail rhyme to debase Naturae Lex's speech from rhyme royal to rhyme couee as proof that the distinction between pious and impious stagecraft is 'less stable than Bale might have hoped' (94)?
However people call Eyn Al GhozatHamadani as the impious person due to the lack of enough knowledge to understand his works at that time.
Morsi was eventually toppled for bringing none of those, not because he was impious.
His aristeia in Book 9 involves not only the tragic slaughter of the youth Crenaeus but also an impious wrestling match with the river, Ismenus.
For the military government's supporters, the game is similar, only instead of impious, they label their opposition as "traitors", while any call for freedom and democracy is met with booming nationalistic slogans.
For Socrates, it is not pious because god likes it and it is not impious because god dislikes it.
For one, only pious and qualified persons, and not impious and unqualified persons, can form an Islamic government, according to Islam.
The topics include the emotional relationship of the married couple Hannah and Tobit, daughters and their fathers in the Book of Ben Sira, the fate of the impious and of their families, examples in the Psalms of parents rejoicing over their children, marriage and family in Flavius Josephus' Contra Apionem against its Hellenistic background, and the marriage of Tobias and Sara in the Venerable Bede's commentary on Tobit.
Just look around the Muslim world and see how our practicing Muslim sisters and brothers have become corrupt, unethical, impious, arrogant, selfish, impatient, impolite, unjust and authoritarian after coming to power.
Courbet is amongst the wicked, proud, impious, he is not content with mere anti-clericalism; the painting is sacrilegious.