irreverent


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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 ?
It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.
I had never been in such intimate relations with the high altitudes before; the snow-peaks had always been remote and unapproachable grandeurs, hitherto, but now we were hob-a-nob--if one may use such a seemingly irreverent expression about creations so august as these.
Yet somtimes Nations will decline so low From vertue, which is reason, that no wrong, But Justice, and some fatal curse annext Deprives them of thir outward libertie, Thir inward lost: Witness th' irreverent Son Of him who built the Ark, who for the shame Don to his Father, heard this heavie curse, SERVANT OF SERVANTS, on his vitious Race.
But the people, so often as it joined them, saw on their hindquarters the old feudal coats of arms, and deserted with loud and irreverent laughter.
They were both the new kind of journalist--very joyous, irreverent young men.
The children were loud in their exclamations against this irreverent conduct of Sir Francis Bernard.
But to pray for rain, or fine weather, would be as unreasonable as--" she checked herself, as if fearful of saying something irreverent.
Their worshippers were such a precious set of fickle-minded and irreverent heathens, that there was no telling when they might topple one of them over, break it to pieces, and making a fire with it on the very altar itself, fall to roasting the offerings of bread-fruit, and at them in spite of its teeth.
The marquise then began a series of inquiries about the duke and the cardinal, the old countess and Lady Barbara, after listening to which, and to Lord Deepmere's somewhat irreverent responses, for a quarter of an hour, Newman rose to take his leave.
Dan looked at his father with a hurricane of irreverent winks.
Unfortunately she, too, is touched by the infection of this irreverent and unfaithful age.
I hasten to add that this was not the same august ruler to whom Alfred Bonnycastle's irreverent allusion had been made.