un·​re·​spect·​able | \ ˌən-ri-ˈspek-tə-bəl How to pronounce unrespectable (audio) \

Definition of unrespectable

: not worthy of or inspiring respect : not respectable … obviously was not the kind of woman who needed a room for unrespectable reasons.— Doris Lessing

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Recent Examples on the Web But for a kid in Kentucky, Stonewall—even as recounted by White and others who were there—represented, at best, a kind of aspirational gay life, a bevy of uppity queers fighting for their decidedly unrespectable libidinal community. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of unrespectable

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrespectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrespectable. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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