disrespect

[ dis-ri-spekt ]
/ ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛkt /

noun

lack of respect; discourtesy; rudeness.

verb (used with object)

to regard or treat without respect; regard or treat with contempt or rudeness.

Nearby words

  1. disremember,
  2. disrepair,
  3. disreputable,
  4. disreputation,
  5. disrepute,
  6. disrespectable,
  7. disrespectful,
  8. disrobe,
  9. disroot,
  10. disrupt

Origin of disrespect

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + respect

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British Dictionary definitions for disrespect

disrespect

/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈspɛkt) /

noun

contempt; rudeness

verb

(tr) to show lack of respect for
Derived Formsdisrespectful, adjectivedisrespectfully, adverbdisrespectfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for disrespect

disrespect

1610s (v.), 1630s (n.), from dis- + respect. Related: Disrespected; disrespecting.

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