What does irreverence mean?

Definitions for irreverence
ɪˈrɛv ər ənsir·rev·er·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irreverencenoun

    an irreverent mental attitude

  2. irreverence, violationnoun

    a disrespectful act

Wiktionary

  1. irreverencenoun

    The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Irreverencenoun

    Etymology: irreverentia, Lat. irreverence, Fr. in and reverence.

    Having seen our scandalous irreverence towards God's worship in general, 'tis easy to make application to the several parts of it. Decay of Piety.

    They were a sort of attributes, with which it was a matter of religion to salute them on all occasions, and which it was an irreverence to omit. Alexander Pope.

    The concurrence of the house of peers in that fury, can be imputed to no one thing more than to the irreverence and scorn the judges were justly in, who had been always looked upon there as the oracles of the law. Edward Hyde.

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  1. irreverence

    Irreverence is a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously. It involves humor, criticism or disregard towards beliefs, customs, or institutions that are typically viewed with high regard or reverence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irreverencenoun

    the state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior

  2. Etymology: [L. irreverentia: cf. F. irrvrence.]

Wikidata

  1. Irreverence

    Reverence is Faithless' first album, released in April 1996 and then reissued in October. The album contains several singles that have subsequently become Faithless classics, such as "Don't Leave", "Salva Mea", and "Insomnia". The album reached #26 in the UK charts. In 1996 the album was re-released as Reverence / Irreverence containing an extra CD with remixes of the original songs. Closing track "Drifting Away" has become well known for its use in Channel 4 comedy series Trigger Happy TV.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irreverence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irreverence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of irreverence in a Sentence

  1. Michael Brunson:

    When we sing in stuffy offices and stuffy places, people eat it up because the world's gotten so corporate and PC, when you've got four guys in tuxedos walking around singing barbershop, it's such a deviation from the doldrums of proper business. There is a lighthearted irreverence to barbershop. We look at the way the world works and say, 'Everything's become so not fun, so let's make it fun again.'.

  2. Washington Post critic Hank Stuever:

    I just have to ask: What were we all so afraid of? ... It's too early for Noah to crush it but it's enough for now to just utter a sigh of relief. 'The Daily Show' is back with its essential wit and irreverence intact.

  3. Jacob Bronowski:

    The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is know, but to question it.

  4. Jacob Bronowski:

    It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.

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