HyperDic: irreverent

English > 3 senses of the word irreverent:
ADJECTIVEallirreverentshowing lack of due respect or veneration
allirreverent, impertinent, pert, saucycharacterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
allirreverent, godlessnot revering god
irreverent > pronunciation
Soundsihreh'verahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > irreverent: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing lack of due respect or veneration.
Examples
  • "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"
  • "noisy irreverent tourists"
Narroweraweless, awless, disrespectfulNeither feeling nor showing respect
blasphemous, profane, sacrilegiousgrossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
See alsodisrespectfulExhibiting lack of respect
OppositereverentFeeling or showing profound respect or veneration
Spanishirreverente
Catalanirreverent
Nounsirreverencea disrespectful act
Adverbsirreverentlywithout respect
irreverentlyin an irreverent manner
English > irreverent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality.
Example"a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
Synonymsimpertinent, pert, saucy
BroaderspiritedDisplaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Spanishdescarado, fresco, impertinente, insolente
Catalandescarat, fresc, impertinent, insolent
English > irreverent: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot revering god.
Synonymgodless
Broaderimpiouslacking piety or reverence for a god
Spanishirreverente
Catalanirreverent
Nounsirreverencean irreverent mental attitude

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