what is difference between godless and irreverent
From Middle English godles, from Old English *godlēas, from Proto-Germanic *gudalausaz, equivalent to god + -less. Cognate with Saterland Frisian godloos (“godless”), West Frisian goddeleas (“godless; wicked”), Dutch goddeloos (“godless; wicked”), German Low German gottlos (“godless”), German gottlos (“godless”), Danish gudløse (“godless”), Swedish gudlös (“godless; ungodly”), Icelandic guðlaus (“godless”), Gothic ???????????????????????????????? (gudalaus, “godless”).
- IPA(key): /ˈɡɒdləs/
- Rhymes: -ɒdləs
godless (comparative more godless, superlative most godless)
- Not acknowledging any deity or god; without belief in any deity or god.
- (derogatory, slang) evil, wicked, worldly.
- dogless, glossed
ir- + reverent
irreverent (comparative more irreverent, superlative most irreverent)
- Lacking respect; not having or not showing respect for or seriousness towards something that is usually treated with respect; going against conventional precepts.
- an irreverent new work
- an irreverent examination of reviewing
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