Definition of irreverently in US English:

irreverently

adverb

  • See irreverent

    • ‘This man, whom we irreverently called Alfie, attempted to enforce military discipline on all of us.’
    • ‘He was also a fanatical steeple-chaser, of whom David says irreverently: ‘He used to fall off a lot until I started training his horses.’’
    • ‘In the great tradition, he uses old soul records both lovingly and irreverently.’
    • ‘Conservative critics should pay closer attention to what South Park so irreverently jeers at and mocks.’
    • ‘‘Blasphemy’ is speaking of god irreverently or ‘impiously’.’
    • ‘I have heard some of his colleagues irreverently refer to him as Paddy.’

Pronunciation

irreverently

/əˈrevərəntlē/