disrespect 1610s (v.), 1630s (n.), from DIS- (Cf. dis-) + RESPECT (Cf. respect). Related: Disrespected; disrespecting.

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  • Disrespect — Dis re*spect , n. Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy. [1913 Webster] Impatience of bearing the least affront or disrespect. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disrespect — Dis re*spect , v. t. To show disrespect to. [1913 Webster] We have disrespected and slighted God. Comber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrespect — I noun abruptness, affront, arrogance, audacity, bluntness, brashness, brazenness, brusqueness, cavalierness, condescension, contempt, contemptuousness, contumacy, contumely, curtness, defiance, depreciation, derision, derisiveness, detraction,… …   Law dictionary

  • disrespect — [n] disregard, rudeness toward someone boldness, coarseness, contempt, discourtesy, dishonor, flippancy, hardihood, impertinence, impiety, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, insolence, insolency, insolentness, irreverence, lack of respect,… …   New thesaurus

  • disrespect — ► NOUN ▪ lack of respect or courtesy. ► VERB informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ show a lack of respect for. DERIVATIVES disrespectful adjective disrespectfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disrespect — [dis΄ri spekt′, dis′ri spekt΄] n. lack of respect or esteem; discourtesy vt. to have or show lack of respect for …   English World dictionary

  • disrespect — n. 1) to show disrespect 2) to intend, mean no disrespect 3) deep, profound disrespect 4) disrespect for (I meant no disrespect for your traditions) * * * [ˌdɪsrɪs pekt] mean no disrespect profound disrespect deep to intend to show disrespect… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Disrespect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrespect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrespect disrespect disesteem disestimation Sgm: N 1 disparagement disparagement &c.(dispraise) 932 =>(detraction) ???>934 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 irreverence irreverence …   English dictionary for students

  • disrespect — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total, utter ▪ blatant ▪ healthy VERB + DISRESPECT ▪ have …   Collocations dictionary

  • disrespect — dis|re|spect1 [ˌdısrıˈspekt] n [singular, U] lack of respect for someone or something ≠ ↑respect disrespect for ▪ disrespect for the law ▪ Damien has always had a healthy disrespect (=that you think is good) for media opinion. ▪ It was said on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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