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Definition of "irreverence" []

  • Lack of reverence or due respect. (noun)
  • A disrespectful act or remark. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "irreverence" in a sentence
  • "And that's also probably what makes people uncomfortable about what they call your irreverence - possibly they like to cultivate the belief that they "get" his world perfectly."
  • "I was raised not to indulge in irreverence to God."
  • "There is undeniably a certain irreverence to the column."