Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not regarding circumstances or conditions; devoid of respect or consideration; regardless; unthinking.
  • Not respected; used at random; unheeded; common.

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Examples

  • I no longer stand in the outer shop of our bibliopolists, bargaining for the objects of my curiosity with an unrespective shop-lad, hustled among boys who come to buy Corderies and copy-books, and servant girls cheapening a pennyworth of paper, but am cordially welcomed by the bibliopolist himself, with,

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The rest of the scene, grass and flowers "in unrespective same," formed

    The Wrong Woman

  • In her temper, too, there is a slight infusion of the termagant; and her satirical humor plays with such an unrespective levity over all subjects alike, that it required a profound knowledge of women to bring such a character within the pale of our sympathy.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical

  • Here, any of you who love the Douglas, spurn me this quean from the monastery gates; and let her be so scourged that she may bitterly remember to the last day of her life how she gave means to an unrespective boy to affront the Douglas.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • -- unrespective _fame_; for which the modern editions have silently printed,

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • Here, any of you who love the Douglas, spurn me this quean from the monastery gates; and let her be so scourged that she may bitterly remember to the last day of her life how she gave means to an unrespective boy to affront the Douglas. "

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • I no longer stand in the outer shop of our bibliopolists, bargaining for the objects of my curiosity with an unrespective shop-lad, hustled among boys who come to buy Corderies and copy-books, and servant girls cheapening a pennyworth of paper, but am cordially welcomed by the bibliopolist himself, with, "Pray, walk into the back-shop, Captain.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • II. ii.71 (48,7) unrespective sieve] That is, into a _common voider_.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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