irreverent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin irreverent-, irreverens, from in- + reverent-, reverens reverent Date: 15th century lacking proper respect or seriousness; also satiricirreverently adverb

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  • irreverent — Irreverent …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • irrévérent — ⇒IRRÉVÉRENT, ENTE, adj. Qui manque de respect à l égard du sacré : • 1. La madone de Raphaël dont je te parle est la madone de saint Luc. G., qui s est trouvé à la voir repasser ce matin chez Franck, G. irrévérent destructeur d illusions, m a… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • irrévérent — irrévérent, ente (i rré vé ran, ran t ) adj. Qui manque de la révérence due, surtout envers les choses saintes. Des discours irrévérents. •   Depuis qu irrévérent envers les immortels, RÉGNIER Épît. I. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Ce Jehan Toustaing… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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 lack of reverence; expressive of a lack of veneration; as, an irreverent babbler; an irreverent jest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irreverent — Irreverent, [irrever]ente. adj. Qui est contre le respect, contre la reverence qu on doit. Il ne se dit bien qu en matiere de Religion & des choses saintes. Tourner le dos à l Autel où l on dit la Messe, cela est irreverent. estre dans une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • irreverent — index contemptuous, impertinent (insolent), pejorative, presumptuous, reprobate, supercilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • irreverent — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. irreverentem (see IRREVERENCE (Cf. irreverence)). Related: Irreverently (early 15c.); irreverential …   Etymology dictionary

  • irreverent — [adj] disrespectful aweless, cheeky*, cocky*, contemptuous, crusty*, derisive, flip*, flippant, fresh, iconoclastic, impertinent, impious, impudent, insolent, irreverential, mocking, out of line*, profane, rude, sacrilegious, sassy*, saucy*,… …   New thesaurus

  • irreverent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ disrespectful. DERIVATIVES irreverence noun irreverently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irreverent — ir|rev|e|rent [ıˈrevərənt] adj someone that 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • irreverent — [[t]ɪre̱vərənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as irreverent, you mean that they do not show respect for people or things that are generally respected. She s irreverent, fun and hugely popular... Taylor combined great knowledge …   English dictionary

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