with (all) (due) respect

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Definition of with (all) (due) respect

used as a polite or formal way of saying that one disagrees with someone
  • With all due respect, I have to say I don't think your plan will work.

Word by Word Definitions

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

due play
  1. : owed or owing as a debt

  2. : owed or owing as a natural or moral right

  3. : according to accepted notions or procedures : appropriate

  1. : something due (see 1due) or owed: such as

  2. : something that rightfully belongs to one

  3. : a payment or obligation required by law or custom : debt

  1. : directly, exactly

  2. : duly

respect play
  1. : a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation

  2. : an act of giving particular attention : consideration

  3. : high or special regard : esteem

  1. : to consider worthy of high regard : esteem

  2. : to refrain from interfering with

  3. : to have reference to : concern


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