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irreverent

ir·rev·er·ent

irreverent

 
pronunciation:
ih re v rnt [or] ih rev rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not having or showing reverence or respect.
She considered it irreverent for anyone to call the pastor by his first name.
antonyms:
god-fearing, respectful, reverent
similar words:
disrespectful, profane
definition 2: having or showing a humorously critical attitude toward institutions, beliefs, or people that others may revere.
The irreverent comic strip is always poking fun at governmental institutions.
antonyms:
respectful, reverent
derivation: irreverently (adv.)
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The word irreverent contains the following part:
ir-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix ir-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before base words that begin with 'r.' See in-2