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disrespectful

[dis-ri-spekt-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. characterized by, having, or showing disrespect; lacking courtesy or esteem: a disrespectful remark about teachers.

Origin of disrespectful

First recorded in 1670–80; dis-1 + respectful
Related formsdis·re·spect·ful·ly, adverbdis·re·spect·ful·ness, noun

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impolite, rude, impertinent, irreverent.
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Word Origin and History for disrespectful

adj.

1670s; see dis- + respectful. Related: Disrespectfully.

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