irreverent

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Word of the Day
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irreverent

Pronunciation /ɪˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)nt/
adjective
Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin irreverent- ‘not revering’, from in- ‘not’ + reverent- ‘revering’ (see reverent).

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Paul Revere, famous more for his midnight ride, displayed his silver work with pride. It would be irreverent of me to scoff at his accomplishments.

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