If you are irreverent, you don’t show respect toward something, like your irreverent singing of your school's alma mater in a funny voice.

To be irreverent doesn’t necessarily mean you don't like something; it’s just that you don’t display the same honor for it that other people do. You might have a more light-hearted approach, poking fun of the way other people seem to almost blindly show their devotion. For example, when people at the Louvre are standing in hushed awe in front of the "Mona Lisa" it would be irreverent to holler "What's so great about that?"

Definitions of irreverent

adj showing lack of due respect or veneration

irreverent scholars mocking sacred things”
“noisy irreverent tourists”
exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
aweless, awless, disrespectful
neither feeling nor showing respect
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
full of or exhibiting respect
adoring, worshipful
showing adoration
awed, awful
inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
respectful, reverential, venerating
feeling or manifesting veneration
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adj not revering god

lacking piety or reverence for a god

adj characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

“a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner”
impertinent, pert, saucy
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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