from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of respect, esteem, or courteous regard.
  • transitive v. To show a lack of respect for: disrespected her elders; disrespected the law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lack of respect, esteem or courteous behaviour.
  • v. To show a lack of respect to someone or something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy.
  • transitive v. To show disrespect to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To have or show no respect for; hold in disesteem.
  • n. Want of respect or reverence; manifestation of disesteem; incivility.
  • n. Synonyms Discourtesy, impoliteness, slight, neglect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  • n. a disrespectful mental attitude
  • v. show a lack of respect for
  • v. have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
  • n. an expression of lack of respect


dis- +‎ respect (Wiktionary)



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