Definition of irreverent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

irreverent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˈrevərənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈrevərənt//
 
(usually approving)
 
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not showing respect to somebody/something that other people usually respect irreverent wit an irreverent attitude to tradition The movie takes an irreverent look at the city. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin irreverent- ‘not revering’, from in- ‘not’ + reverent- ‘revering’ (from the verb revereri, from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri ‘to fear’).
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