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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)

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.

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."