Definition of irreverence
1 : lack of reverence
2 : an irreverent act or utterance
Examples of irreverence in a Sentence
certain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence
Recent Examples of irreverence from the Web
Renegade American brewers have devoted their lives to blowing up the old European recipes in search of something new, and over time that irreverence has become our signature.
Despite such regimentation, irreverence and a delirious disregard for all things orderly define George and Harold's approach to life.
Despite such regimentation, irreverence and a delirious disregard for all things orderly define George and Harold’s approach to life.
The MOMA show’s lead curator, Leah Dickerman, has incorporated first-rate works by those artists, and others, to augment a sense of the tumultuous change, which in Rauschenberg’s case entailed irreverence brought to the point of malice.
Arthur is played by Charlie Hunnam, who's blandly charismatic in an underwritten role, which demands equal parts solemnity and irreverence.
But the sale presents the prospect of a fundamental shift in Us Weekly’s status as the smart, smirking purveyor of comforting irreverence, and the kind of gossip that usually feels as trustworthy as a secondhand rumor whispered by a close friend.
Aside from his deadly record, some local diplomats worry about Duterte’s disdain for statecraft, irreverence and bluntly frank and profane language that could weigh on ASEAN, a conservative group steeped in tradition, protocol and nuanced rhetoric.
That particular bit of irreverence promptly got him canned, though not for long.
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First Known Use of irreverence
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Definition of irreverence for Students
: lack of respect
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