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Definition of Irreverence


  1. The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior.

Irreverence Quotations

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Jacob Bronowski

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
Robertson Davies

In my view, it's irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.
Vinod Khosla

Irreverence not only shows disrespect to Deity but also makes it hard for the Spirit to teach us the things we need to know.
L. Lionel Kendrick
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Irreverence Translations

irreverence in German is Unerheblichkeit, Respektlosigkeit
irreverence in Spanish is irreverencia
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