What is another word for disrespect?

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. John Kennedy:

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to impeach him, i dont mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    While Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, the behavior of the Crown Prince – in multiple ways – has shown disrespect for the relationship and made him, in my view, beyond toxic, i fully realize we have to deal with bad actors and imperfect situations on the international stage. However, when we lose our moral voice, we lose our strongest asset.

  3. Joan Rivers:

    The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible.

  4. San Aung:

    His writings do not comply with the characteristics of the section he was charged with, it didn't cause mutiny or disrespect within the military.

  5. United States:

    The truth is that it means veterans in distress. We mean no disrespect to the United States, a country we consider home and risked our lives for, i may have been deported, but I am American, and I took an oath to honor and protect the United States flag every day.

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