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irreverence (noun) a lack of respect for something usually respected.
Irreverence is not showing respect to something or somebody that others usually respect. Jokes or comments during a church service are irreverence.
- You show your irreverence if you talk insultingly, for example, about the customs followed by a majority of others.
- Jeremy's irreverence at the church annoyed all. If he had no respect for church services, he need not attend them, they all commented.