showing lack of due respect or veneration
"irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy(adj)
characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
"a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
not revering god
Lacking proper respect or seriousness; sarcastic.
Disrespectful, cynical, cavilling, querulous, or vulgar, where one's own feelings, or especially deference to the feelings of others, customarily command silence, discretion, and circumspection.
not reverent; showing a want of reverence; expressive of a want of veneration; as, an irreverent babbler; an irreverent jest
Origin: [L. irreverens, -entis: cf. F. irrvrent. See In- not, and Reverent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ir-rev′ėr-ent, adj. not reverent: proceeding from irreverence.—n. Irrev′erence, want of reverence or veneration: want of due regard for the character and authority of the Supreme Being.—adj. Irreveren′tial.—adv. Irrev′erently.
The numerical value of irreverent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of irreverent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
A little salty, a little irreverent, i thought she was a classic broad.
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
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