IRREVERENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IRREVERENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
irreverent
 a.  disrespectful; showing lack of due respect; not revering god
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
2  All this was falsehood, disgusting, irreverent deceit.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
3  But there were a few irreverent snickers from convalescent officers when Rhett spoke of bravery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  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
Get Context   In XIV
5  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  The episode ended well, for both Heron and Wallis laughed indulgently at the irreverence.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  Sorry, that was irreverent if you considered skiing is about the least diverse sport, especially your living in a ski town.
2  That seems to be the message from the nation's movie critics, who have uniformly crowned this 3-D toy story the brilliant hybrid offspring of Pixar's best infused with South Park‘s irreverent humor.
3  Taylor combined great knowledge with an irreverent attitude to history.
4  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.