Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or exhibiting a lack of respect; rude and discourteous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Showing disrespect; wanting in respect; manifesting disesteem or want of respect; irreverent; uncivil: as, a disrespectful thought or opinion; disrespectful behavior.
  • Synonyms Discourteous, impolite, rude, ungentlemanly, impudent, pert.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wanting in respect; manifesting disesteem or lack of respect; uncivil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective lacking respect

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

  • adjective exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
  • adjective neither feeling nor showing respect

Etymologies

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dis- +‎ respectful

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