- characterized by, having, or showing disrespect; lacking courtesy or esteem: a disrespectful remark about teachers.
Origin of disrespectful
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impolite, rude, impertinent, irreverent.
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Examples from the Web for disrespectfully
"I should think Wang would like her, to put her in his Joss house," he said disrespectfully.In Blue Creek Caon
Anna Chapin Ray
No, he was alone with you, and thought it safe to be disrespectfully familiar.The Guardian Angel
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“Because they might get her unjustly and disrespectfully talked about,” said she, evasively.Her Mother's Secret
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
My mother was then disrespectfully helped in and we were sent adrift.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives
Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Aren't you ashamed to speak so disrespectfully of Mr. Carmody?The Promise
James B. Hendryx
Word Origin and History for disrespectfully
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