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

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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Word Origin and History for disrespectful

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

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