irreverent

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ir- +‎ reverent

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irreverent (comparative more irreverent, superlative most irreverent)

  1. Lacking respect or seriousness.
  2. Courageous, straightforward, having mass appeal, but likely to offend. Challenging the status quo, rocking the boat.
    An irreverent new work.
    An irreverent examination of reviewing.

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