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disrespect

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verb dis·re·spect \ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt\

Simple Definition of disrespect

  • : to say or do something that shows a lack of respect for (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disrespect

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to have disrespect for

  3. 2 :  to show or express disrespect or contempt for :  insult, dis <disrespected the officer>

Examples of disrespect in a sentence

  1. <a comedian who shuns jokes that disrespect people because of their race or ethnicity>

  2. <the player once again disrespected fans by refusing to sign autographs>



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First Known Use of disrespect

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disrespect

noun dis·re·spect

Simple Definition of disrespect

  • : speech or behavior which shows that you do not think someone or something is valuable, important, etc. : lack of respect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disrespect

  1. :  lack of respect

disrespectful

play \-fəl\ adjective

disrespectfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

disrespectfulness

noun

Examples of disrespect in a sentence

  1. The student treated the teacher with disrespect.

  2. I'm sorry. I meant no disrespect.

  3. He showed a shocking disrespect for authority.



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First Known Use of disrespect

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DISRESPECT Defined for Kids

disrespect

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noun dis·re·spect \ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt\

Definition of disrespect for Students

  1. :  lack of respect :  discourtesy <She never treated her family with disrespect.>

disrespectful

adjective

disrespectfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb




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