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ir·rev·er·ent

 (ĭ-rĕv′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of reverence; disrespectful.
2. Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical: irreverent humor.

ir·rev′er·ent·ly adv.

irreverent

(ɪˈrɛvərənt; ɪˈrɛvrənt) or

irreverential

adj
without due respect or veneration; disrespectful; flippant
irˈreverently adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irreverent - showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
2.irreverent - characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
3.irreverent - not revering god
impious - lacking piety or reverence for a god

irreverent

adjective disrespectful, cheeky (informal), impertinent, fresh (informal), mocking, flip (informal), saucy, contemptuous, tongue-in-cheek, sassy (U.S. informal), flippant, iconoclastic, derisive, impudent She's irreverent, fun and hugely popular.
awed, respectful, meek, submissive, deferential, reverent

irreverent

adjective
Having or showing a lack of respect:
Translations
عَديم الإحْتِرام
neuctivý
uærbødig
virîingarlaus
pagarbos stoka
negodbijīgs

irreverent

[ɪˈrevərənt] ADJ [person, action] → irreverente, irrespetuoso

irreverent

[ɪˈrɛvərənt] adj [person, attitude] → irrévérencieux/euse
Taylor combined great knowledge with an irreverent attitude to history → Taylor alliait une grande connaissance à une attitude irrévérencieuse face à l'histoire.

irreverent

adj behaviourunehrerbietig; remark, attituderespektlos, despektierlich (geh); book, authorrespektlos; (towards religion, the dead) → pietätlos

irreverent

[ɪˈrɛvrnt] adjirriverente

irreverent

(iˈrevərənt) adjective
showing no respect or reverence (eg for holy things, or people and things generally considered important).
irˈreverently adverb
irˈreverence noun
References in classic literature ?
Poor Marilla was only preserved from complete collapse by remembering that it was not irreverence, but simply spiritual ignorance on the part of Anne that was responsible for this extraordinary petition.
That is a circumstance which, without actual irreverence, one may wish had been ordered otherwise.
But now the idea came strongly into Hester's mind, that Pearl, with her remarkable precocity and acuteness, might already have approached the age when she could have been made a friend, and intrusted with as much of her mother's sorrows as could be imparted, without irreverence either to the parent or the child.
Some heads were bowed upon folded arms, some lay back with open mouths that issued unconscious music; the flies buzzed and bit, unmolested, the rats swarmed softly out from a hundred holes, and pattered about, and made themselves at home everywhere; and one of them sat up like a squirrel on the king's head and held a bit of cheese in its hands and nibbled it, and dribbled the crumbs in the king's face with naive and impudent irreverence.
But there was no sign of reawakening courage in his followers, rather, indeed, of growing terror at the irreverence of his words.