irreverent

[ih-rev-er-uhnt]
adjective
not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect: an irreverent reply.

Origin:
1485–95; < Latin irreverent- (stem of irreverēns) disrespectful. See ir-2, reverent

irreverently, adverb


irreligious, impious, profane.
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irreverent or irreverential (ɪˈrɛvərənt, ɪˈrɛvrənt, ɪˌrɛvəˈrənʃəl)
 
adj
without due respect or veneration; disrespectful; flippant
 
irreverential or irreverential
 
adj
 
irreverently or irreverential
 
adv

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irreverent
1540s, from L. irreverentem (see irreverence).
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Example sentences
Perhaps as a reaction to the snobbery all around him, he behaves as irreverently as possible.
The costumes are contemporary, sort of irreverently so.
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