disrespect

disrespect
I UK [ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt] / US noun [uncountable]
the attitude or behaviour of someone who does not respect someone or something
treat someone/something with disrespect:

No one deserves to be treated with this level of disrespect.

no disrespect (to) — used before you say something that might offend someone, to show that you do not intend to offend them

No disrespect to the team, but it wasn't their best performance.


Derived word:
disrespectful
adjective
II UK [ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "disrespect":
present tense I/you/we/they disrespect he/she/it disrespects present participle disrespecting past tense disrespected past participle disrespected
to treat someone without respect

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Disrespect — Dis re*spect , n. Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy. [1913 Webster] Impatience of bearing the least affront or disrespect. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disrespect — Dis re*spect , v. t. To show disrespect to. [1913 Webster] We have disrespected and slighted God. Comber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrespect — I noun abruptness, affront, arrogance, audacity, bluntness, brashness, brazenness, brusqueness, cavalierness, condescension, contempt, contemptuousness, contumacy, contumely, curtness, defiance, depreciation, derision, derisiveness, detraction,… …   Law dictionary

  • disrespect — 1610s (v.), 1630s (n.), from DIS (Cf. dis ) + RESPECT (Cf. respect). Related: Disrespected; disrespecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • disrespect — [n] disregard, rudeness toward someone boldness, coarseness, contempt, discourtesy, dishonor, flippancy, hardihood, impertinence, impiety, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, insolence, insolency, insolentness, irreverence, lack of respect,… …   New thesaurus

  • disrespect — ► NOUN ▪ lack of respect or courtesy. ► VERB informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ show a lack of respect for. DERIVATIVES disrespectful adjective disrespectfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disrespect — [dis΄ri spekt′, dis′ri spekt΄] n. lack of respect or esteem; discourtesy vt. to have or show lack of respect for …   English World dictionary

  • disrespect — n. 1) to show disrespect 2) to intend, mean no disrespect 3) deep, profound disrespect 4) disrespect for (I meant no disrespect for your traditions) * * * [ˌdɪsrɪs pekt] mean no disrespect profound disrespect deep to intend to show disrespect… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Disrespect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrespect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrespect disrespect disesteem disestimation Sgm: N 1 disparagement disparagement &c.(dispraise) 932 =>(detraction) ???>934 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 irreverence irreverence …   English dictionary for students

  • disrespect — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total, utter ▪ blatant ▪ healthy VERB + DISRESPECT ▪ have …   Collocations dictionary

  • disrespect — dis|re|spect1 [ˌdısrıˈspekt] n [singular, U] lack of respect for someone or something ≠ ↑respect disrespect for ▪ disrespect for the law ▪ Damien has always had a healthy disrespect (=that you think is good) for media opinion. ▪ It was said on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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