Definition of irreverence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)ns/


[mass noun]
A lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously: an attitude of irreverence towards politicians
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  • Goud has always exhibited a devilish irreverence for hierarchies, whether in art or in life.
  • But you know it will all return, with more intensity, more wickedness and more irreverence - and so will you.
  • She can then begin to rewrite them, with a twist, with humour, with irreverence, with blasphemy even.
disrespect, lack of respect, disdain, scorn, contempt, derision, mockery, ridicule, disparagement;
insolence, impudence, impertinence, cheek, flippancy, insubordination, presumptuousness, presumption, forwardness;
informal lip, nerve

Words that rhyme with irreverence

reverence, severance

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