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 ?
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.
whist'--a solemn observance, to which, as it appears to us, the title of 'game' has been very irreverently and ignominiously applied.
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.
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.
Why, where can you come from," said Bazin, rather irreverently, "that you don't know that?
She was still pursuing this train of discourse, when Hugh, somewhat unceremoniously and irreverently, followed his young master out, and left her to edify the rest of the company.
Did you think me speaking improperly, lightly, irreverently on the subject?
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.