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

Nearby words

  1. disreputable,
  2. disreputation,
  3. disrepute,
  4. disrespect,
  5. disrespectable,
  6. disrobe,
  7. disroot,
  8. disrupt,
  9. disruption,
  10. disruptive

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 disrespectfully



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

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