Definitions

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  • adv. Without reverence; irreverently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Irreverently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without reverence; irreverently.

Etymologies

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unreverent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • No man domineers more in his inn, nor calls his host unreverently with more presumption, and this arrogance proceeds out of the strength of his horses.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • For there was never any nation, so fierce, so cruel and rude, but they had them in such reverence, that they counted their bodies hallowed and sanctified, and therefore not to be violently and unreverently touched.

    The Second Book. Of the Religions in Utopia

  • I am very sorry to know and to hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung, and jangled in every Ale-house and Tavern ....

    Henry VIII.

  • Edward VI., c. 1, intituled 'An Act against such as shall unreverently speak against the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, commonly called the sacrament of the altar, and for the receiving thereof in both kinds,' and an Act passed in the

    Prisoner for Blasphemy

  • Cathedral Church of St. Paul within the said City of London, and some in leading of horses, mules, or other beasts through the same unreverently, to the great dishonour and displeasure of Almighty

    Old St. Paul's Cathedral

  • On December 20th, 1547 A.D., an Act of Parliament was passed bearing the title, "An Act against such as shall unreverently speak against the

    Studies in the Book of Common Prayer

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