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IRREVERENT

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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)


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Meaning:

Showing lack of due respect or veneration

Context examples:

irreverent scholars mocking sacred things / noisy irreverent tourists

Similar:

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

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

Also:

disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)

Antonym:

reverent (feeling or showing profound respect or veneration)


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Meaning:

Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

Synonyms:

impertinent; pert; saucy; irreverent

Context example:

a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


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Meaning:

Not revering god

Synonyms:

godless; irreverent

Similar:

impious (lacking piety or reverence for a god)


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