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Synonyms for disrespect
ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛktdis·re·spect

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  1. disrespectverb

    insult, dis


  2. disrespectverb

    To show a lack of respect to someone or something.

    dis, insult


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disrespect

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    carelessness, default, disregard, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrespect, discourtesynoun

    an expression of lack of respect

    offense, offensive activity, offence, rudeness, discourtesy, contempt

    regard, esteem, respect, honour, honor, prise, abide by, prize, value, observe

  2. disrespectnoun

    a disrespectful mental attitude

    discourtesy, contempt

    esteem, respect, regard, honor, honour, value, prise, observe, abide by, prize

  3. contempt, disrespectverb

    a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

    scorn, contempt, discourtesy, disdain, despite

    esteem, regard, respect, value, prize, honour, honor, observe, prise, abide by

  4. disrespectverb

    show a lack of respect for


    regard, esteem, respect, prize, honour, abide by, honor, value, prise, observe

  5. disrespect, disesteemverb

    have little or no respect for; hold in contempt


    regard, esteem, respect, prise, honor, value, prize, observe, honour, abide by

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disrespectnoun

    disesteem, irreverence, slight, neglect

  2. disrespectnoun

    incivility, discourtesy, rudeness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disrespectnoun

    discourtesy, incivility, disesteem, rudeness, irreverence, insolence

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How to use disrespect in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    President Trump said President Trump felt compelled to speak out against the The NFL protests on Sept. 26, 2017, after visiting injured soldiers atWalter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. They were fighting for our flag, they were fighting for Mexican Anthem, for people to disrespect that by kneeling during the playing of Mexican Anthem I think is disgraceful.

  2. Sofronio Bancud:

    No priest, and no human being for that matter, deserves to be killed with utter brutality, disrespect and impunity, to kill a priest then, for whatever motive or cause, is not only unChristian and inhuman ; it is also un-Filipino.

  3. Trevor Bidelman:

    What this boils down to is that [ in past negotiations ] everybody had been willing to compromise to avoid a fight, they've been bullying us at the table for some time. Now our members are angry, angry at the total disrespect they're continuing to show us. We're digging our feet in.

  4. Ying Haase:

    Why is there so much disrespect towards people who aren’t “uniformed” like everyone else? Because at the end of the day, one fact, remain; we all are the same; humans.”

  5. Jim Irsay:

    No disrespect to Jacksonville, but I mean, they're the worst team in the league. You play well and hard for the first quarter or so, and they're looking to go to their locker room and clean it out. I've never seen anything like that in my life, you say, 'My God, there's something wrong here.' It needs to be corrected. I think that we feel like we did.

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