Meaning of “irreverent” in the English Dictionary

"irreverent" in British English

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irreverentadjective

uk /ɪˈrev.ər.ənt/ us /ɪˈrev.ɚ.ənt/
irreverently
adverb uk /ɪˈrev.ər.ənt.li/ us /ɪˈrev.ɚ.ənt.li/
irreverence
noun [ U ] uk /ɪˈrev.ər.əns/ us /ɪˈrev.ɚ.əns/

(Definition of “irreverent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"irreverent" in American English

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irreverentadjective

us /ɪˈrev·ər·ənt/

lacking the expected respect for official, important, or holy things:

The television program takes an irreverent look at the medical profession.
irreverence
noun [ U ] us /ɪˈrev·ə·rəns/

(Definition of “irreverent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)