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irreverent

adjective uk   /ɪˈrev.ər.ənt/ us    /-ɚ-/
not showing the expected respect for official, important, or holy things: an irreverent comment/approach/attitude irreverent thoughts
irreverently
adverb uk   /-li/ us    /-ɚ-/
irreverence
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
Translations of “irreverent”
in Spanish irreverente…
in French irrévérencieux…
in German unehrerbietig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不尊敬的,無禮的…
in Russian непочтительный…
in Turkish kaba, saygısız, hürmetsiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不尊敬的,无礼的…
in Polish lekceważący…
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