irreverent irreverent  /ɪ ˈrɛ və rənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) showing lack of due respect or veneration
  2. (adj) characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
  3. (adj) not revering god

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For even more irreverent e-cards, visit Married to the Sea and Toothpaste for Dinner.
  2. Adult Swim is artistic and irreverent, and those are also two characteristics of the Playhouse.
  3. In job screening, test scores and educational pedigree are secondary to a candidate's excitement about that company's irreverent ways.

News

  1. Red Robin faces backlash for ad offending some vegetarians

    The Greenwood Village-based restaurant chain Red Robin faced a firestorm of criticism this week for an irreverent television ad that associated moody teenagers with vegetarianism.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. 'CEO Wanted': Lululemon's Top Job Requires Yoga Skills

    Lululemon is on the hunt for a new CEO to take charge of its "fun and irreverent brand," but its cheeky job posting may prove to be a tall order for those who aren't fluent in Sanskrit or define work-life balance with downing wheatgrass and tequila shots on Fridays.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. 'Vice' Season 2: HBO renews news magazine series

    Fans of irreverent, headline-making news coverage, get pumped: "VICE" is coming back for a second season.HBO announced on Thursday (June 13) that the freshman news magazine series was renewed for a 12-episode second season, set to debut in 2014. Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, made the announcement, saying, "VICE's fearless, irreverent style of news coverage has produced a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  1. Mr Cowen said Ryan was "informed and intelligent, forthright and articulate" as a broadcaster. "As a man, he was generous, famously irreverent and witty. I had had the pleasure of meeting him many times, both in front of and away from the...
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Brian Cowen Source: Irish Times

  2. "We can do this differently because, firstly, we're a family," Sharon Osbourne says. "Secondly, we're a family that's a little bit irreverent and edgy. That kind of makes it more spontaneous ...... because you never know what any of us is...
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Sharon Osbourne Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Oscar producer Gil Cates says he chose Stewart in part because "my wife and I watch him every night. Jon is the epitome of a perfect host - smart, engaging, irreverent and funny."
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Gilbert Cates Source: USA Today

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