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 Dictionary entry overview: What does irreverent mean? 

IRREVERENT (adjective)
  The adjective IRREVERENT has 3 senses:

1. showing lack of due respect or veneration
2. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
3. not revering god

  Familiarity information: IRREVERENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

IRREVERENT (adjective)

Sense 1irreverent [BACK TO TOP]


Showing lack of due respect or veneration

Context examples:

irreverent scholars mocking sacred things / noisy irreverent tourists


blasphemous; profane; sacrilegious (grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred)

aweless; awless; disrespectful (neither feeling nor showing respect)


disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)


reverent (feeling or showing profound respect or veneration)

Sense 2irreverent [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality


impertinent; pert; saucy; irreverent

Context example:

a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner


spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 3irreverent [BACK TO TOP]


Not revering god


godless; irreverent


impious (lacking piety or reverence for a god)

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