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irreverence

[ ih-rev-er-uhns ]

noun

  1. the quality of being irreverent; lack of reverence or respect.
  2. an irreverent act or statement.
  3. the condition of not being reverenced, venerated, respected, etc.


irreverence

/ ɪˈrɛvərəns; ɪˈrɛvrəns /

noun

  1. lack of due respect or veneration; disrespect
  2. a disrespectful remark or act


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Word History and Origins

Origin of irreverence1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word irreverentia. See ir- 2, reverence

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Example Sentences

While most franchises court reverence and emphasize their cultural Importance, one would think that Ghostbusters’ devout irreverence would preclude audiences from developing such a preciousness toward it.

In the same spirit of irreverence, this viral TikTok trend was sparked by a fan unbeknownst to the network.

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With trademark irreverence, Woolly Mammoth has returned to the stage with a play full of characters who are anything but stock.

From there — and there, and there — Bob Baffert took his irreverence to the reverent places of horse racing, sprinkling spice upon the staid.

By the same token that Substack is proving highly remunerative for certain journalists on staff and the Deadspin pedigree should attract subscribers who miss the old site’s irreverence and coverage of both sports and politics.

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This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.

Aggressively disturbing plotlines about things like rape are delivered with perfect irreverence.

Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."

The unlikely duo first met in England in spring 2007 at a dinner and bonded over a shared irreverence for show business idiocy.

Especially when Mayer chooses irreverence and candor over the collective blandness of risk-averse, American Idol-bred pop stars.

I have been accused of showing irreverence towards these barbarous kings and priests.

And the English people do not share with us—I say it to their credit—our universal irreverence for what is solemn and sacred.

But, twenty feet from the door, the spirit of irreverence overtook him.

They think "Irreverence for the dreams of youth" always comes from "the hardening of the heart."

We treat God with irreverence by banishing him from our thoughts, not by referring to his will on slight occasions.

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