Examples of irreverent in a Sentence
He has a delightfully irreverent sense of humor.
irreverent behavior during church services
Recent Examples of irreverent from the Web
Jonathan Adler's designs are irreverent but serious, colorful yet minimalist.
This irreverent story of an aristocrat who reads too many chivalric romances was perfect for a broader readership.
Her tone was brisk and irreverent, her ideas coming out in pithy, manageable chunks, making her work a perennial favorite with students.
The irreverent Catalan indie pop band, a favorite of Spanish critics, has recorded albums in both English and Spanish.
This season, South Park has attempted to find a balance of nuanced cultural commentary and making a funny, irreverent cartoon.
Her raw, relatable, and at times irreverent lyricism were a fitting soundtrack to one's formative years.
The back-and-forth banter between Will and Grace was delightfully deranged; Jack is as irreverent as ever; and Karen's still holding a cocktail and throwing shade at everybody.
And despite his likely frenzied schedule over at The Late Show, Stephen Colbert showed up to offer a traditional, gently irreverent roast of his home network—a traditional staple of these events.
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Origin and Etymology of irreverent
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsblasphemous, impious, profane, sacrilegious
Related Wordsagnostic, atheistic (or atheistical); godless, heretical (also heretic), irreligious, miscreant, nonreligious, religionless, secular; ungodly, unholy; unconsecrated, unhallowed; heathen, pagan, paganish
Near Antonymsdevout, God-fearing, godly, holy, prayerful, religious, sainted, saintly, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); consecrated, hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified
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