- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||not having or showing reverence or respect.
She considered it irreverent for anyone to call the pastor by his first name.
- god-fearing, respectful, reverent
- similar words:
- disrespectful, profane
||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.
- respectful, reverent
||agnostic, blasphemous, ribald, scurrilous
The word irreverent
contains the following part:
that means not, without
More about this word part:
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