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irreverent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irreverent  \Ir*rev"er*ent\,  a.  [L.  irreverens,  -entis:  cf  F. 
  irr['e]v['e]rent.  See  {In-}  not  and  {Reverent}.] 
  Not  reverent;  showing  a  want  of  reverence;  expressive  of  a 
  want  of  veneration;  as  an  irreverent  babbler;  an  irreverent 
  jest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irreverent 
  adj  1:  showing  lack  of  due  respect  or  veneration;  "irreverent 
  scholars  mocking  sacred  things";  "noisy  irreverent 
  tourists"  [ant:  {reverent}] 
  2:  characterized  by  a  lightly  pert  and  exuberant  quality;  "a 
  certain  irreverent  gaiety  and  ease  of  manner"  [syn:  {impertinent}, 
  {pert},  {saucy}] 
  3:  not  revering  god  [syn:  {godless}] 




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