Definition of irreverently in English:

irreverently

adverb

See irreverent

  • ‘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.’’
  • ‘‘Blasphemy’ is speaking of god irreverently or ‘impiously’.’
  • ‘Conservative critics should pay closer attention to what South Park so irreverently jeers at and mocks.’
  • ‘I have heard some of his colleagues irreverently refer to him as Paddy.’
  • ‘In the great tradition, he uses old soul records both lovingly and irreverently.’
  • ‘This man, whom we irreverently called Alfie, attempted to enforce military discipline on all of us.’

Pronunciation

irreverently

/ɪˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)ntli/