irreverent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"irreverent" in British English

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irreverentadjective

uk   /ɪˈrev.ər.ənt/  us   /-ɚ-/
not ​showing the ​expectedrespect for ​official, ​important, or ​holy things: an irreverent ​comment/​approach/​attitude irreverent ​thoughts
irreverently
adverb uk   /-li/  us   /-ɚ-/
irreverence
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​expectedrespect for ​official, ​important, or ​holy things: The ​televisionprogramtakes an irreverent ​look at the ​medicalprofession.
irreverence
noun [U]  us   /ɪˈrev·ə·rəns/
(Definition of irreverent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “irreverent”
in Spanish irreverente…
in Vietnamese bất kính…
in Malaysian tidak hormat…
in Thai ไม่ยำเกรง…
in French irrévérencieux…
in German unehrerbietig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不尊敬的,无礼的…
in Turkish kaba, saygısız, hürmetsiz…
in Russian непочтительный…
in Indonesian tidak menghormati…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不尊敬的,無禮的…
in Polish lekceważący…
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