Irreverent vs Idiosyncratic - What's the difference?

irreverent | idiosyncratic |


As adjectives the difference between irreverent and idiosyncratic

is that irreverent is irreverent while idiosyncratic is peculiar to a specific individual; eccentric.

irreverent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Lacking respect or seriousness.
  • Courageous, straightforward, having mass appeal, but likely to offend. Challenging the status quo, rocking the boat.
  • :An irreverent new work.
  • :An irreverent examination of reviewing.
  • Synonyms

    * impertinent * insolent * flippant * pert * See also

    See also

    * sarcastic

    idiosyncratic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Peculiar to a specific individual; eccentric.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , ch. 9:
  • At the time, I set it down to some idiosyncratic , personal distaste . . . but I have since had reason to believe the cause to lie much deeper in the nature of man.
  • * 1891 , (George MacDonald), The Flight of the Shadow , ch. 12:
  • It was no merely idiosyncratic experience, for the youth had the same: it was love!
  • * 1982 , Michael Walsh, " Music: A Fresh Falstaff in Los Angeles," Time , 26 April:
  • British Director Ronald Eyre kept the action crisp; he was correctly content to execute the composer's wishes, rather than impose a fashionably idiosyncratic view of his own.