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ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛktdis·re·spect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrespect, discourtesynoun

    an expression of lack of respect

  2. disrespectnoun

    a disrespectful mental attitude

  3. contempt, disrespectverb

    a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

  4. disrespectverb

    show a lack of respect for

  5. disrespect, disesteemverb

    have little or no respect for; hold in contempt


  1. disrespectnoun

    A lack of respect, esteem or courteous behaviour.

  2. disrespectverb

    To show a lack of respect to someone or something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disrespectnoun

    Incivility; want of reverence; irreverence; an act approaching to rudeness.

    Etymology: dis and respect.

    Any disrespect to acts of state, or to the persons of statesmen, was in no time more penal. Edward Hyde.

    Aristotle writ a methodical discourse concerning these arts, chusing a certain benefit before the hazard that might accrue from the vain disrespects of ignorant persons. John Wilkins.

    What is more usual to warriours than impatience of bearing the least affront or disrespect? Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disrespectnoun

    want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy

  2. Disrespectverb

    to show disrespect to

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disrespect

    dis-re-spekt′, n. want of respect: discourtesy: incivility.—v.t. (arch.) not to respect.—adjs. Disrespect′able (rare), not respectable; Disrespect′ful, showing disrespect: irreverent: uncivil.—adv. Disrespect′fully.—n. Disrespect′fulness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disrespect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disrespect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of disrespect in a Sentence

  1. Wesley D'Amico:

    Freedom of expression does not give you the right to disrespect others.

  2. Getty Images:

    It is clear to me that the workplace in Washington was unprofessional and unacceptable in numerous respects. Bullying, widespread disrespect toward colleagues, use of demeaning language, public embarrassment, and harassment. Moreover, for a prolonged period of time, the commanders had a woefully deficient H.R. function, particularly with respect to reporting practices and record-keeping.

  3. Anthony Kennedy:

    The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts, all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.

  4. Ron Onesti:

    When will it end with the disrespect?

  5. Ma Zhaoxu:

    Any attempt to overturn or distort the conclusions of the joint study report is political manipulation and disrespect for global scientists and science, the label of' refusing origin tracing' can never be pinned on China. Instead, it is very appropriate for the United States itself.

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