irreverence


ir·rev·er·ence

noun \i-ˈrev-rənts, ˌi(r)-, -ˈre-və-; -ˈre-vərn(t)s\

Definition of IRREVERENCE

1
:  lack of reverence
2
:  an irreverent act or utterance

Examples of IRREVERENCE

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

First Known Use of IRREVERENCE

14th century

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