irreverently


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Related to irreverently: inconvenient, decorously

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.irreverently - without respect; "the student irreverently mimicked the teacher in his presence"
reverentially, reverently - with reverence; in a reverent manner; "he gazed reverently at the handiwork"
2.irreverently - in an irreverent manner; "in the seventeenth century England had known fifty years of doctrinal quarrels and civil war; clergymen had been turned from their cures, and churches irreverently used"
Translations
بِعَدَم إحْتِرام
neuctivě
meî óvirîingu
saygısızca

irreverently

[ɪˈrevərəntlɪ] ADVde modo irreverente, irrespetuosamente

irreverently

adv behaveunehrerbietig; say, speak, namerespektlos, despektierlich (geh); writerespektlos; (towards religion, the dead) → pietätlos

irreverently

[ɪˈrɛvrntlɪ] advin modo irriverente

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 ?
And we have stolen upon Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon, too irreverently, at the instant of time when the patrician lady is to be transformed into the plebeian woman.
She now skipped irreverently from one grave to another; until coming to the broad, flat, armorial tombstone of a departed worthy -- perhaps of Isaac Johnson himself -- she began to dance upon it.
Occasionally one of them skipped irreverently over the carpet and took up a position on the other side.
This she threw irreverently on a desk, and tossed its pages over until she came to one only partly covered with manuscript confessions.
Casson's head was not at all a melancholy-looking satellite nor was it a "spotty globe," as Milton has irreverently called the moon; on the contrary, no head and face could look more sleek and healthy, and its expression-- which was chiefly confined to a pair of round and ruddy cheeks, the slight knot and interruptions forming the nose and eyes being scarcely worth mention--was one of jolly contentment, only tempered by that sense of personal dignity which usually made itself felt in his attitude and bearing.
Did you think me speaking improperly, lightly, irreverently on the subject?
Why, where can you come from," said Bazin, rather irreverently, "that you don't know that?
But, irreverently consorting with these grave, reputable, and pious people, these elders of the church, these chaste dames and dewy virgins, there were men of dissolute lives and women of spotted fame, wretches given over to all mean and filthy vice, and suspected even of horrid crimes.
When she had done, she somewhat irreverently cast it on the table, saying with a scornful smile,--'Your grandpapa has been so kind as to write to me.
She looked at him as at one who had spoken irreverently.
To him enters Fyne, wound up, if I may express myself so irreverently, wound up to a high pitch by his wife's interpretation of the girl's letter.
I think you'd better,' observed Fergus, 'and so does our good parson; he has been addressing the company in his richest vein all the while, and eyeing you, from time to time, with looks of stern distaste, while you sat there, irreverently whispering and muttering together; and once he paused in the middle of a story or a sermon, I don't know which, and fixed his eyes upon you, Gilbert, as much as to say, "When Mr.