irreverence

noun ir·rev·er·ence \ i-ˈrev-rən(t)s , ˌi(r)- , -ˈre-və- ; -ˈre-vərn(t)s \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of irreverence

1 : lack of reverence
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

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First Known Use of irreverence

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IRREVERENCE Defined for Kids

irreverence

noun ir·rev·er·ence \ i-ˈre-və-rəns \

Definition of irreverence for Students

: lack of respect


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