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  1. lack of respect; discourtesy; rudeness.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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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Related Words for disrespected

sully, defile, disparage, debase, tarnish, stigmatize, dishonor, slander, defame, disrespect, discredit, degrade, besmirch, reproach, humiliate, discountenance, deprecate, slight, disfavor, dislike

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British Dictionary definitions for disrespected


  1. contempt; rudeness
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  1. (tr) to show lack of respect for
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Derived Formsdisrespectful, adjectivedisrespectfully, adverbdisrespectfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disrespected


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

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