irreverence

[ ih-rev-er-uhns ]
/ ɪˈrɛv ər əns /

noun

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

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Origin of irreverence

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

irreverence
/ (ɪˈrɛvərəns, ɪˈrɛvrəns) /

noun

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