- Disrespect is defined as rudeness or a lack of courtesy.
An example of disrespect is not saying "Thank you" to someone who helps you.
- To disrespect is defined as to show rudeness or a lack of respect.
An example of to disrespect is for a child to call his mother rude names.
transitive verbdis·re·spect·ed, dis·re·spect·ing, dis·re·spects
(third-person singular simple present disrespects, present participle disrespecting, simple past and past participle disrespected)
- To show a lack of respect to someone or something.
dis- + respect