disrespect

[ dis-ri-spekt ]
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noun
  1. lack of respect; discourtesy; rudeness.

verb (used with object)
  1. to regard or treat without respect; regard or treat with contempt or rudeness.

Origin of disrespect

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

Other words for disrespect

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British Dictionary definitions for disrespect

disrespect

/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈspɛkt) /


noun
  1. contempt; rudeness

verb
  1. (tr) to show lack of respect for

Derived forms of disrespect

  • disrespectful, adjective
  • disrespectfully, adverb
  • disrespectfulness, noun

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