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irreverent

[ih-rev-er-uh nt] /ɪˈrɛv ər ənt/
adjective
1.
not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect:
an irreverent reply.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin irreverent- (stem of irreverēns) disrespectful. See ir-2, reverent
Related forms
irreverently, adverb
Synonyms
irreligious, impious, profane.
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  • Perhaps as a reaction to the snobbery all around him, he behaves as irreverently as possible.
  • The costumes are contemporary, sort of irreverently so.
British Dictionary definitions for irreverently

irreverent

/ɪˈrɛvərənt; ɪˈrɛvrənt/
adjective
1.
without due respect or veneration; disrespectful; flippant
Derived Forms
irreverently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreverently

irreverent

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin irreverentem (see irreverence). Related: Irreverently (early 15c.); irreverential.

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