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 ?
The children were loud in their exclamations against this irreverent conduct of Sir Francis Bernard.
This was greeted with an irreverent laugh, and the youth blushed deeply, and tried to look as if he had meant to insinuate what knowing people called a "double entendre.
He was treated with a solemn respect accorded in the irreverent West only to the monarchs of the stage, and he accepted the profound homage with a sustained dignity seen nowhere else but behind the footlights and in the condensed falseness of some grossly tragic situation.
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.
They were both the new kind of journalist--very joyous, irreverent young men.
But to pray for rain, or fine weather, would be as unreasonable as--" she checked herself, as if fearful of saying something irreverent.
As for his dejection, I certainly did not hear his laugh ringing from the vestry as usual, nor his voice loud in hilarious discourse; though I did hear it uplifted in rating the sexton in a manner that made the congregation stare; and, in his transits to and from the pulpit and the communion-table, there was more of solemn pomp, and less of that irreverent, self-confident, or rather self-delighted imperiousness with which he usually swept along--that air that seemed to say, 'You all reverence and adore me, I know; but if anyone does not, I defy him to the teeth
It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.
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.
Unfortunately she, too, is touched by the infection of this irreverent and unfaithful age.
In all seriousness--without meaning to be frivolous--without meaning to be irreverent, and more than all, without meaning to be blasphemous,--I state as my simple deduction from the things I have seen and the things I have heard, that the Holy Personages rank thus in Rome:
Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops merely.