- 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
- The only contributions which redeem these hundred years and more from the charge of disrespect to the native muse come from the pen of the Sempills (q.v.).
- Sam the Sham is one thing, but I wouldn't disrespect Frank that way.
- "I mean no disrespect, ikir," the newcomer said.
- 282): - "With reference to the conversation about Lord Palmerston which the queen had with Lord John Russell the other day, and Lord Palmerston's disavowal that he ever intended any disrespect to her by the various neglects of which she has had so long and so often to complain, she thinks it right, in order to avoid any mistakes for the future, to explain what it is she expects from the foreign secretary.
- His papers, seized after the fall of Delhi, are full of senile complaint of the disrespect and discourtesy which he suffered from them.