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disrespect

verb dis·re·spect \ ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018
1 : to lack special regard or respect for : to have disrespect (see 2disrespect) for
  • disrespects authority
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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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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disrespect Synonyms


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disrespect

noun
: low regard or esteem for someone or something : lack of respect
  • treating a teacher with disrespect
  • meant no disrespect to you

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 English Language Learners

disrespect

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


disrespect

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


DISRESPECT Defined for Kids

disrespect

noun dis·re·spect \ ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt \
: lack of respect : discourtesy She never treated her family with disrespect.

disrespectful

adjective

disrespectfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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