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  1. characterized by, having, or showing disrespect; lacking courtesy or esteem: a disrespectful remark about teachers.
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Origin of disrespectful

First recorded in 1670–80; dis-1 + respectful
Related formsdis·re·spect·ful·ly, adverbdis·re·spect·ful·ness, noun

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Related Words for disrespectful

profane, blasphemous, impolite, sacrilegious, flippant, contemptuous, bold, cheeky, discourteous, flip, fresh, ill-mannered, impertinent, impious, impudent, insolent, irreverent, nervy, sassy, saucy

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Word Origin and History for disrespectful


1670s; see dis- + respectful. Related: Disrespectfully.

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