The definition of irreverence is disrepect.
An example of irreverence is bashing someone's religious beliefs.
- lack of reverence; disrespect
- an act or statement showing this
- the condition of not being treated with reverence
Origin of irreverenceMiddle English from Classical Latin irreverentia
- Lack of reverence or due respect.
- A disrespectful act or remark.
OriginSee also: irrévérence
From Old French irreverence, from Latin irreverentia