Example sentences for: irreverence

How can you use “irreverence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Budget guides can be particularly harsh: Is this a considered reaction to the economic and environmental damage that higher-end and package tourism can cause, or just knee-jerk irreverence?

  • During the time that I was working as a bartender (1977-1984), the new drinks that became popular almost invariably contained references in their names to images from the following categories: 1) pleasant taste; 2) destruction or self-destruction; 3) irreverence; 4) sexual innuendo.

  • It seems to me absurd to try and read an image like The Holy Virgin Mary 1996 in purely formal terms, because it would be to apply aesthetic criteria and art-historical comparisons to a work that draws its power primarily from iconoclasm and irreverence.

  • Blasphemy and profanity , for instance, are differentiated on the grounds that the former treats “(something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt,” while the latter “is an attack on religion or religious doctrine.”

  • Tannen finds it particularly unseemly that reporters and independent counsels treat the nation's ultimate father figure with such irreverence.


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