Definition of Irreverence

1. Noun. An irreverent mental attitude.

Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Profaneness
Derivative terms: Irreverent
Antonyms: Reverence



2. Noun. A disrespectful act.
Exact synonyms: Violation
Generic synonyms: Evil, Immorality, Iniquity, Wickedness
Specialized synonyms: Blasphemy, Desecration, Profanation, Sacrilege
Derivative terms: Irreverent, Violate

Definition of Irreverence

1. n. The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior.

Definition of Irreverence

1. Noun. The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irreverence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irreverence

irresponsibly
irresponsive
irrestrainable
irresultative
irresuscitable
irresuscitably
irretention
irretentive
irretraceable
irretractile
irretrievable
irretrievableness
irretrievably
irreturnable
irrevealable
irreverence (current term)
irreverences
irreverend
irreverent
irreverently
irreversibilities
irreversibility
irreversible
irreversible colloid
irreversible hydrocolloid
irreversible process
irreversible reaction
irreversible shock
irreversibleness
irreversibly

Literary usage of Irreverence

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1. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"irreverence OF THE COMMONS TOWARDS THE QUEEN. — THE TRUE REASON FOR THEIR EXCLUSION. ... irreverence ..."

2. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god. — Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar. IT was in Benares that I saw another living god. That makes two. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Incivility ; want of reverence; irreverence; an act approaching to rudeness. How studiously did they cast a slur uron the king s person, and bring his ..."

4. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"irreverence OF THE COMMONS TOWARDS THE QUEEN. — THE TRUE REASON FOR THEIR EXCLUSION. ... irreverence ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god. — Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar. IT was in Benares that I saw another living god. That makes two. ..."

6. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Incivility ; want of reverence; irreverence; an act approaching to rudeness. How studiously did they cast a slur uron the king s person, and bring his ..."

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