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irreverent

adjective     /ɪˈrev.ər.ənt/ US  /-ɚ-/
not showing the expected respect for official, important, or holy things: an irreverent comment/approach/attitude irreverent thoughtsRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire irreverently     /-li/ US  /-ɚ-/ adverb Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire irreverence     /-əns/ noun [U] Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
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