Definition of disrespect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisrəˈspekt/


Lack of respect or courtesy: growing disrespect for the rule of law
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  • If you make a global show of disrespect for your country, the global community in return will grow disrespect for you.
  • So instead of outright disrespect for the rule, I limit myself to music related sites.
  • These are guys with a very healthy disrespect for all rules, regulations and policemen.
contempt, lack of respect, scorn, disregard, disdain
discourtesy, rudeness, impoliteness, incivility, ill/bad manners;
insolence, impudence, impertinence


[with object] informal, chiefly North American
Show a lack of respect for; insult: a young brave who disrespects his elders
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  • And how, given that I do view these and many other cultures with contempt, am I supposed to provide them with respect, without disrespecting my own views?
  • I often feel like stopping someone in mid-sentence and saying to them that I feel insulted and disrespected by their language.
  • I cannot see him disrespecting another young woman.
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