Origin of irreverent
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Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While Kalman tends to mine the past for material, she is as irreverent as she is sentimental.
The women Peterson photographed were offbeat, eccentric, irreverent, and not conventionally pretty.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her irreverent moments keep fashion week interesting for me—edgy and chic, she's always worth watching.Michael Kors Becomes a Billionaire; Gisele Bündchen Covers Debut Issue of Net-a-Porter's Magazine|The Fashion Beast Team|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The company describes it as an “affectionate, irreverent re-telling of the ultimate best-seller.”
It is the Irreverent Deed that begets after it more of its kind.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals|Thomas Davidson
It would be so natural and fitting a punishment for an irreverent young woman.Green Valley|Katharine Reynolds
The poor old king was evidently the best of all possible jokes to this irreverent young beauty.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
"His Jove-like Majesty looks even grumpier than usual," whispered Burford the irreverent.The Hallowell Partnership|Katharine Holland Brown
In making this remark, nothing is further from Donald's intention than to make a joke, or be irreverent.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
British Dictionary definitions for irreverent
Word Origin and History for irreverent
mid-15c., from Latin irreverentem (see irreverence). Related: Irreverently (early 15c.); irreverential.