One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.‘an attitude of irreverence towards politicians’
disrespect, lack of respect, disdain, scorn, contempt, derision, mockery, ridicule, disparagementView synonyms
- ‘She speaks of God or the gods with a delightful irreverence that never approaches blasphemy.’
- ‘She can then begin to rewrite them, with a twist, with humour, with irreverence, with blasphemy even.’
- ‘Goud has always exhibited a devilish irreverence for hierarchies, whether in art or in life.’
- ‘But you know it will all return, with more intensity, more wickedness and more irreverence - and so will you.’
- ‘And yet there's the childlike irreverence at times, the giggles, the non sequiturs, the references to such inane activities as shopping.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.