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irreverent (adj.)

"deficient in veneration or respect," mid-15c., from Old French irreverent or directly from Latin irreverentem "disrespectful, irreverent" (see irreverence). Related: Irreverently (early 15c.); irreverential. Irreverend (late 15c.) means "not worthy of respect or veneration."

updated on January 08, 2016

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Definitions of irreverent from WordNet

irreverent (adj.)
showing lack of due respect or veneration;
irreverent scholars mocking sacred things
noisy irreverent tourists
irreverent (adj.)
characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality;
a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
Synonyms: impertinent / pert / saucy
irreverent (adj.)
not revering god;
Synonyms: godless
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