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synonyms for irreverence

  • blasphemy
  • cheek
  • derision
  • discourtesy
  • flippancy
  • heresy
  • impertinence
  • impiety
  • impudence
  • insult
  • mockery
  • profanity
  • ridicule
  • rudeness
  • sauciness
  • sin
  • sinfulness
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antonyms for irreverence

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  • compliment
  • courtesy
  • flattery
  • politeness
  • praise
  • respect
  • reverence
  • seriousness
  • regard
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How to use irreverence in a sentence

From there — and there, and there — Bob Baffert took his irreverence to the reverent places of horse racing, sprinkling spice upon the staid.
BOB BAFFERT, LONG HORSE RACING’S IRREVERENT KING, SITS ON A PRECARIOUS THRONECHUCK CULPEPPER, GUS GARCIA-ROBERTSMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
By the same token that Substack is proving highly remunerative for certain journalists on staff and the Deadspin pedigree should attract subscribers who miss the old site’s irreverence and coverage of both sports and politics.
‘ALL TAKING A CHANCE ON EACH OTHER’: JASPER WANG ON DEFECTOR MEDIA’S COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP STRUCTUREPIERRE BIENAIMÉSEPTEMBER 29, 2020DIGIDAY
I have been accused of showing irreverence towards these barbarous kings and priests.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And the English people do not share with us—I say it to their credit—our universal irreverence for what is solemn and sacred.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PLAYBRONSON HOWARD
But, twenty feet from the door, the spirit of irreverence overtook him.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
They think "Irreverence for the dreams of youth" always comes from "the hardening of the heart."
GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
We treat God with irreverence by banishing him from our thoughts, not by referring to his will on slight occasions.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
Not so comic as mothers-in-law, of course; not invariably and irremediably comic; but provocative of mirth and irreverence.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
Men mean no irreverence when they call upon their Maker at such times, even in soldier oath.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
They brought to the royal and ancient game a spirit of Bohemian irreverence and banter that offended his serious enthusiasm.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IRREVERENCE

  • disbelief
  • doubt
  • freethinking
  • godlessness
  • heresy
  • iconoclasm
  • impiety
  • infidelity
  • irreligion
  • irreverence
  • nihilism
  • nonbelief
  • paganism
  • skepticism
  • unbelief
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.