irreverent

[ ih-rev-er-uhnt ]
/ ɪˈrɛv ər ənt /

adjective

not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect: an irreverent reply.

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Origin of irreverent

1485–95; <Latin irreverent- (stem of irreverēns) disrespectful. See ir-2, reverent

OTHER WORDS FROM irreverent

ir·rev·er·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irreverent

irreverent

irreverential (ɪˌrɛvəˈrənʃəl)

/ (ɪˈrɛvərənt, ɪˈrɛvrənt) /

adjective

without due respect or veneration; disrespectful; flippant

Derived forms of irreverent

irreverently, adverb
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