This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.
Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."
"Five of you, Janey," said the wit with a child's irreverence.
There was no irreverence in the exclamation that broke from the girl's lips.
In his boyhood one gets a flavor of irreverence which was slow in disappearing.
To sell a church seems like the climax of irreverence; but they are doing as bad every day.
They were generally drunk and disorderly, and their rudeness, irreverence, and quarrels were a scandal to the solemn occasion.
Her irony meant no irreverence but a vast derogation of Shad Wells.
In short, as Little Billy put it, with a boy's irreverence, "Kitty rode herd on the professor."
And then the vulgarity, the irreverence: they are almost identical, I think.