Antonyms of adj irreverent

3 senses of irreverent

Sense 1
irreverent (vs. reverent) -- (showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists")

reverent (vs. irreverent) -- (feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence")
        => adoring, worshipful -- (showing adoration)
        => awed, awful -- (inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads")
        => respectful, reverential, venerating -- (feeling or manifesting veneration)

Sense 2
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy -- (characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner")

INDIRECT (VIA spirited) -> spiritless -- (lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism")

Sense 3
godless, irreverent -- (not revering god)

INDIRECT (VIA impious) -> pious -- (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings")

Similarity of adj irreverent

3 senses of irreverent

Sense 1
irreverent (vs. reverent) -- (showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists")
       => blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious -- (grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on")
       => aweless, awless, disrespectful -- (neither feeling nor showing respect)
          Also See-> disrespectful#1

Sense 2
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy -- (characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner")
       => spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 3
godless, irreverent -- (not revering god)
       => impious (vs. pious) -- (lacking piety or reverence for a god)

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