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irreverence

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noun ir·rev·er·ence \i-ˈrev-rənts, ˌi(r)-, -ˈre-və-; -ˈre-vərn(t)s\

Definition of irreverence

  1. 1 :  lack of reverence

  2. 2 :  an irreverent act or utterance



Examples of irreverence in a sentence

  1. <certain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence>



14th Century

First Known Use of irreverence

14th century


IRREVERENCE Defined for Kids

irreverence

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noun ir·rev·er·ence \i-ˈre-və-rəns\

Definition of irreverence for Students

  1. :  lack of respect





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