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irreverent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishirreverentir‧rev‧e‧rent /ɪˈrevərənt/ adjective 🔊 🔊 ADMIREsomeone who is irreverent does not show respect for organizations, customs, beliefs etc that most other people respect – often used to show approval 🔊 his irreverent sense of humour 🔊 She has an irreverent attitude towards marriage.irreverently adverbirreverence noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
irreverentThis irreverent city braced for a conservative storm.But in spite of his obsession with the failures of the past, his essential irreverent humour remained undimmed.The point is in no way irreverent or anarchistic.an irreverent sense of humorI think daytime television is closer to the street, more irreverent than any other spot on the dial.He was wildly irreverent, too, and loved nothing better than defying rules and deflating self-important petty officials.
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