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disrespect

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verb dis·re·spect \ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt\

Definition of disrespect

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lack special regard or respect for :  to have disrespect (see 2disrespect) for disrespects authority

  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

Definition of disrespect

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

disrespectful

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disrespectfully

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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

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verb

Definition of disrespect for English Language Learners

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

disrespect

noun

Definition of disrespect for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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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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