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disrespect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disrespect

  1. 1 to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in <a comedian who shuns jokes that disrespect people because of their race or ethnicity> Synonyms affront, dis (also diss) [slang], insult, offend, outrage, slap, slight, woundRelated Words cut, snub; displease, distress, disturb, hurt, miff, pain, trouble, upset; jeer, mock, ridicule, sneer (at), taunt; defame, disparage, libel, malign, revile, slander, slur, smear; oppress, persecute, torment, tortureNear Antonyms acclaim, applaud, approve, hail; commend, compliment, eulogize, praise; adulate, flatter, sweet-talk; exalt, glorify, honor; delight, gratify, please, satisfy

  2. 2 to show contempt for <the player once again disrespected fans by refusing to sign autographs> Synonyms contemn, dis (also diss) [slang], disdain, scorn, high-hat, look down (on or upon), slight, sniff (at), snoot, snubRelated Words scout; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; belittle, deplore, deprecate, disparage; disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on or upon)Near Antonyms cherish, prize, treasure, value; admire, esteem, lionize; hallow, revere, venerate, worship; accept, appreciate, approve (of), care (for), countenance, favor, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Antonyms honor, respect





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