lack of reverence

lack of reverence
index blasphemy, inconsideration

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  • blasphemy — blas·phe·my / blas fə mē/ n pl mies: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings see also… …   Law dictionary

  • inconsideration — I noun carelessness, cruelty, disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, foolhardiness, forgetfulness, hastiness, heedlessness, impetuosity, improvidence, imprudence, impulsiveness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattention to… …   Law dictionary

  • impiety — /im puy i tee/, n., pl. impieties. 1. lack of piety; lack of reverence for God or sacred things; irreverence. 2. lack of dutifulness or respect. 3. an impious act, practice, etc. [1300 50; ME impietie < L impietas, equiv. to impi(us) IMPIOUS +… …   Universalium

  • impiety — /ɪmˈpaɪəti/ (say im puyuhtee) noun (plural impieties) 1. lack of piety; lack of reverence for God; ungodliness. 2. lack of dutifulness or respect. 3. an impious act, practice, etc …  

  • impiety — [im pī′ə tē] n. [ME impietie < OFr or L: OFr impiété < L impietas] 1. a lack of piety; specif., a) lack of reverence for God b) lack of respect or dutifulness, as toward a parent 2. pl. impieties an impious act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • John Ruskin — This article is about the art critic, John Ruskin. For the painting of John Ruskin by Millais, see John Ruskin (painting). John Ruskin Coloured engraving of Ruskin Born 8 February 1819( …   Wikipedia

  • irreverence — /i rev euhr euhns/, n. 1. the quality of being irreverent; lack of reverence or respect. 2. an irreverent act or statement. 3. the condition of not being reverenced, venerated, respected, etc. [1300 50; ME < L irreverentia. See IR 2, REVERENCE] * …   Universalium

  • Aloisius Lilius —     Aloisius Lilius     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Aloisius Lilius     Aloisius Lilius, principal author of the Gregorian Calendar, was a native of Cirò or Zirò in Calabria. His name was originally Aloigi Giglio, from which the Latinized form now… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • blasphemy — noun /ˈblæs.fə.mɪ/ a) Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable. b) The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religions deity or deities. Syn: cursing, cussing …   Wiktionary

  • irreverence — [i rev′ər əns] n. [ME < L irreverentia] 1. lack of reverence; disrespect 2. an act or statement showing this 3. the condition of not being treated with reverence irreverent adj. irreverently adv …   English World dictionary

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