lack of respect; discourtesy; rudeness.

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of disrespect

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

Synonyms for disrespect

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contempt; rudeness


(tr) to show lack of respect for
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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