irreverence

[ih-rev-er-uhns]
noun
1.
the quality of being irreverent; lack of reverence or respect.
2.
an irreverent act or statement.
3.
the condition of not being reverenced, venerated, respected, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin irreverentia. See ir-2, reverence

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irreverence (ɪˈrɛvərəns, ɪˈrɛvrəns)
 
n
1.  lack of due respect or veneration; disrespect
2.  a disrespectful remark or act

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irreverence
mid-14c., from L. irreverentia "want of reverence," from irreverens "disrespectful, irreverent," from in- "not" + reverens, prp. of revereri "to stand in awe of" (see revere).
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Example sentences
He, however, became famous for zaniness and a comic irreverence that sometimes extended even to his sponsors.
Such irreverence towards the commanding heights of government would shock old wets.
But, maybe that's my sense of irreverence coming to the surface.
Forgive the mild irreverence and the blatant theft of an old joke.
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