irreverently :

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  • r  without respect
    the student irreverently mimicked the teacher in his presence
  • r  in an irreverent manner; clergymen had been turned from their cures, and churches irreverently used"

  • They are not eight millionaires and a plumber, as Eisenhower's original choices were irreverentlybut accuratelydescribed.
  • In Afghanistan, I went out on patrol in the desert hills looking for Taliban with Marines; they were a solid bunch of guys, as steely, brave and as irreverently funny as my dad .
  • They chatted with Vice President Wallace, hobnobbed with eminent elder scientists, swarmed irreverently through the halls of Congress and the endless corridors of the Pentagon.

  • Helen Thomas in Houston Chronicle
    I think that presidents deserve to be questioned. Maybe irreverently, most of the time. Bring 'em down a size,Thomas, 88, says in the film. "You see a president, ask a question. You have one chance in the barrel. Don't blow it."

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