n. lack of proper respect; disrespectful act or remark
Some audience members were amused by the irreverence of the comedian's jokes about the Pope; others felt offended by his lack of respect for their faith.
Sentence in Classic:
For the first time, also, he was conscious of some irreverence in designating that stranger, even in his secret thoughts, by the sobriquet of M.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
As if long habituated to such profane talk from his old shipmate, Bildad, without noticing his present irreverence, quietly looked up, and seeing me, glanced again inquiringly towards Peleg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Fang was consequently not a little indignant to see an unbidden guest enter in such irreverent disorder.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Such an assumption is the arrogance of peoples irreverent toward Time and ignorant of the deeds of men.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context