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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irreverent(adj)

    showing lack of due respect or veneration

    "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"

  2. impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy(adj)

    characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

    "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

  3. godless, irreverent(adj)

    not revering god


  1. irreverent(Adjective)

    Lacking proper respect or seriousness; sarcastic.

  2. irreverent(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irreverent(adj)

    not reverent; showing a want of reverence; expressive of a want of veneration; as, an irreverent babbler; an irreverent jest

  2. Origin: [L. irreverens, -entis: cf. F. irrvrent. See In- not, and Reverent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Irreverent

    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.

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How to say irreverent in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irreverent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irreverent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of irreverent in a Sentence

  1. Norman Mailer:

    In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.

  2. Danielle Kelly:

    A little salty, a little irreverent, i thought she was a classic broad.

  3. Mark Twain:

    I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.

  4. Peabody Award:

    He's irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious, people open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.

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