Origin of irreverent
Related formsir·rev·er·ent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for irreverently
I said, believing she must be irreverently alluding to Janet.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Did you think me speaking improperly, lightly, irreverently on the subject?Mansfield Park|Jane Austen
The funeral party were singing or chanting, but so irreverently that the whole affair seemed more like a frolic than a funeral.
You never saw a man's face of so many colours in your life, as when Aunt Maple speaks of you irreverently.The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5)|Fanny Burney
Mr Pitskiver—or old Pits, as he was irreverently called by his domestic—came rapidly up the street.