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
Even irreverent ice cream maker Coolhaus is pulling up to the drive-thru.
Members of the alt-right like to depict their movement as an irreverent response to political correctness.
The Riddler, San Francisco: The best option is to buy a bottle to share at this irreverent spot, and the tater tot waffles are a must.
Written in a casual tone and punctuated with fabulous, irreverent illustrations by Micah Player, the book covers everything from hand-washing, nail-clipping and teeth-brushing to facial hair, hormones and peer pressure.
The senator’s underdog campaign had an irreverent, renegade style that charmed the public and captivated the media.
Centering on three irreverent nuns played by Aubrey Plaza (witchy and bitchy), Alison Brie (frustrated and snooty) and Kate Micucci (bi-curious and babyish), the goofy plot never finds its groove.
Is there a dark, off-color, irreverent humor that’s specific to military veterans?
And the Instagram girls who toss around their rainbow hair with irreverent joy.
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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
IRREVERENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irreverent for English Language Learners
: having or showing a lack of respect for someone or something that is usually treated with respect : treating someone or something in a way that is not serious or respectful
IRREVERENT Defined for Kids
Definition of irreverent for Students
- “It seems irreverent, like running in a church.”
- —Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
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