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[dis-ri-spekt-fuh l] /ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛkt fəl/
characterized by, having, or showing disrespect; lacking courtesy or esteem:
a disrespectful remark about teachers.
Origin of disrespectful
1670-80; dis-1 + respectful
Related forms
disrespectfully, adverb
disrespectfulness, noun
impolite, rude, impertinent, irreverent. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for disrespectful
  • Not to be rude or disrespectful, it's simply a fair question about the reality of this situation.
  • To do so at any other time would be disrespectful of the animal as a super predator.
  • In addition, shooting wolves is disrespectful to highly intelligent family-oriented survivors in the wild.
  • Not only is it disrespectful to that film, it's also an acknowledgement that you aren't known for much else.
  • Although this may seem disrespectful, but it is true.
  • However disrespectful he might be to famous old scientists, he was never disrespectful to nature.
  • It's disrespectful to the people in those professions, it doesn't respect the significance or the import of what they do.
  • Brewer said that she was not hostile or disrespectful and that the president walked away in the midst of their conversation.
  • The source of the disrespectful behavior has the responsibility to stop behaving in such a manner.
  • Instigating arguments in a disrespectful way is also prohibited.
Word Origin and History for disrespectful

1670s; see dis- + respectful. Related: Disrespectfully.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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