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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pi·ous /ˈɪmpiəs, (ˌ)ɪmˈpaɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pi·ous a.  Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.
 When vice prevails, and impious men bear away,
 The post of honor is a private station.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Impious, Irreligious, Profane.
 Usage: Irreligious is negative, impious and profane are positive. An indifferent man may be irreligious; a profane man is irreverent in speech and conduct; an impious man is wickedly and boldly defiant in the strongest sense. Profane also has the milder sense of secular.
 -- Im*pi*ous*ly, adv. -- Im*pi*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking piety or reverence for a god [ant: pious]
      2: lacking due respect or dutifulness; "impious toward one's
         parents"; "an undutiful son" [syn: undutiful]
      3: lacking piety and reverence for a god [syn: ungodly]