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disrespect

[ dis-ri-spekt ]
/ ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛkt /
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noun
lack of respect; discourtesy; rudeness.
verb (used with object)
to regard or treat without respect; regard or treat with contempt or rudeness.
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Origin of disrespect

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + respect
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How to use disrespect in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disrespect

disrespect
/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈspɛkt) /

noun
contempt; rudeness
verb
(tr) to show lack of respect for

Derived forms of disrespect

disrespectful, adjectivedisrespectfully, adverbdisrespectfulness, noun
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