Definition of "irreverent" []

  • Lacking or exhibiting a lack of reverence; disrespectful. (adjective)
  • Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical: irreverent humor. (adjective)
  • Without due respect or veneration; disrespectful; flippant (adjective)

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Use "irreverent" in a sentence
  • "It manages to remain irreverent from beginning to end, throwing sucker punches when you least expect it."
  • ""We call it irreverent reverence," says Sabol, the company president."
  • "They thought the name irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, and it certainly breaks the ice among the wine-phobic."