Definition of "disrespect" []

  • Lack of respect, esteem, or courteous regard. (noun)
  • To show a lack of respect for: disrespected her elders; disrespected the law. (verb-transitive)
  • Contempt; rudeness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To show lack of respect for (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "disrespect" in a sentence
  • "He's angry with me for what he calls my disrespect, and also for misusing the word "ubiquitous.""
  • "He himself was not guiltless of that irreverence which he defined as disrespect for another man's god."
  • "In Soviet Russian culture, the sign of disrespect is communicated by removing your shoe, pounding it upon your desk."