characterized by, having, or showing disrespect; lacking courtesy or esteem: a disrespectful remark about teachers.
- dis·re·spect·ful·ly, adverb
- dis·re·spect·ful·ness, noun
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How to use disrespectful in a sentence
I’m in the restaurant industry because I love taking care of people, and it feels so disrespectful to completely ignore the health of myself and my co-workers.Without mask requirements, essential workers in Texas and Mississippi say they feel more vulnerable than ever | Abha Bhattarai | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Workers often restrained students after they were disrespectful or profane and when there was no stated safety concern.Bill Banning Locked Seclusion and Face-Down Restraints in Illinois Schools Stalls as Lawmakers Run Out of Time | by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica | January 14, 2021 | ProPublica
Wolfe said that was meant as a show of team unity by the Ravens, not a disrespectful gesture toward the Titans.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards | Mark Maske | January 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Borrowers have a moral duty to fulfill their loan agreements, the philosopher Immanuel Kant argued, because reneging on promises is disrespectful to oneself and others.
He also has been outspoken against athletes kneeling during the national anthem, saying in an interview with Sports Illustrated in 2016 that it is “disrespectful” and questioning the “sincerity” of quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Baseball has changed since the last time Tony La Russa was a manager. Can he change with it? | Dave Sheinin | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Malaysian politician says that including dogs in opening ceremony was 'disrespectful to Malaysia and Muslims'
Predictably, the Chinese government lashed out and called the idea “disrespectful” and “provocative.”
One disrespectful chuckle and—well, people have disappeared for less.
"It is incredibly disrespectful and hurtful to the deaf community," he said.
Why, if Mandela is so beloved—the father of our nation—did so many people seem so disrespectful to his memory?
But he found the comrade of his youth an altered man, unreasonable, obstinate and disrespectful even before the public eye.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
The shop officer has repeatedly warned me against my disrespectful and surly manner.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Impossible to be so disrespectful to the Field Marshal or so inconsiderate to their department as to reject the soft impeachment.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
It would, indeed, be disrespectful in the listener not to pay intelligent heed to the discourses which emanate from the pulpit.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
The old Scots knight next attacked the watchmaker with the same disrespectful familiarity.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott