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[dis-ri-spek-tuh-buh l]
  1. not respectable.
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Origin of disrespectable

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + respectable
Related formsdis·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for disrespectable

Historical Examples of disrespectable

  • "He ought to know better than be'ave 'imself so disrespectable," he said.


    John Galsworthy

  • I had no shillings for respectable or disrespectable boarding-houses.

    If, Yes and Perhaps

    Edward Everett Hale

  • They were a large and certainly not disrespectable majority.

  • And up the steps and on to the porch jumps the disrespectable Indian.

  • So, the disrespectable juvenile pursued her melancholy way unnoticed and unquestioned until she reached the middle of the square.


    Marion Harland

British Dictionary definitions for disrespectable


  1. unworthy of respect; not respectable
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Derived Formsdisrespectability, noun
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