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
Her raw, relatable, and at times irreverent lyricism were a fitting soundtrack to one's formative years.
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.
Jonathan Adler's designs are irreverent but serious, colorful yet minimalist.
Even irreverent ice cream maker Coolhaus is pulling up to the drive-thru.
Why parents can't stand it: Yes, it's meant to be ironic and irreverent, but just … no.
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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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