irreverence irreverence  /ɪ ˈrɛ və rəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an irreverent mental attitude
  2. (n) a disrespectful act

Usage(s):

  1. Bezark suggests that the creative team for the London games develop the strain of irreverence and gentle self-mockery hinted at in the handover show.
  2. Like Carson, much of Letterman's appeal comes from the counterpoint between his heartland Wasp looks and his edgy irreverence.
  3. Readers loved his irreverence, while foreigners called him the democratic conscience of Hong Kong.

News

  • Yahoo! CEO promises not to screw up Tumblr

    marissamayr : I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr! We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CyberJournalist.net

Quotes

  1. "I think fans of Captain Underpants will be very happy with this new book," Mr. Pilkey said in a written statement. "It has all the action, laffs and ridiculousness that children love, plus all the unapologetic irreverence and questionable...
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Dav Pilkey Source: New York Times

  2. "He always brings some needed irreverence and smarts to pretty much anything he does," Moore said. "The Oscars are an often very pretentious, self-important institution, and somebody like Jon Stewart is very useful to help deflate a little of...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: FRAZIER MOORE Source: Forbes

  3. "Bill Tatum was a respected journalist and businessman who never feared to speak truth to power, and expressed himself forcefully, with honesty and irreverence," said former Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first black mayor.
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: David Dinkins Source: FOXNews

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