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 for irreverent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irreverent \Ir*rev"er*ent\, a. [L. irreverens, -entis: cf. F.
     irr['e]v['e]rent. See In- not, and Reverent.]
     Not reverent; showing a lack of reverence; expressive of a
     lack of veneration; as, an irreverent babbler; an irreverent
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent
             scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent
             tourists" [ant: reverent]
      2: characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a
         certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn:
         impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy]
      3: not revering god [syn: godless, irreverent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "irreverent":
     apostate, atheistic, aweless, backsliding, blasphemous, cheeky,
     derisive, discourteous, disparaging, disrespectful, fallen,
     fallen from grace, flip, flippant, impertinent, impious, impudent,
     insolent, insulting, irreligious, lapsed, mocking, profanatory,
     profane, recidivist, recidivistic, recreant, renegade, ridiculing,
     rude, sacrilegious, saucy, uncivil, undutiful, ungodly, unhallowed,

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