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irreverence

[ih-rev-er-uh ns] /ɪˈrɛv ər əns/
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 of irreverence
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin irreverentia. See ir-2, reverence
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irreverence

/ɪˈrɛvərəns; ɪˈrɛvrəns/
noun
1.
lack of due respect or veneration; disrespect
2.
a disrespectful remark or act
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Word Origin and History for irreverence
n.

mid-14c., from Latin irreverentia "want of reverence, disrespect," from irreverentem (nominative irreverens) "disrespectful, irreverent," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + reverens, present participle of revereri "to stand in awe of" (see revere).

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