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dis- +‎ respect

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disrespect (usually uncountable, plural disrespects)

  1. A lack of respect, esteem or courteous behaviour.
    • 1665, The Princesse Cloria: or, The Royal Romance. [], 2nd edition, London: [] Edward Man [], page 360:
      [S]he uſed many arguments both to excuſe her ſelf and divert their intentions, yet adding ſtill more fierceneſs to their former behaviour, as they would not ſeem at all to be ſatisfied either with her language or her tears (notwithſtanding they proceeded more from her apprehenſion of their diſreſpects to her perſon, than out of any ſenſe ſhe had of her own preſent danger) []
    • 2018 June 17, Barney Ronay, “Mexico’s Hirving Lozano stuns world champions Germany for brilliant win”, in Katharine Viner, editor, The Guardian[1], London: Guardian News & Media, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 5 August 2019:
      This was a champion team out of kilter, stung by what was arguably an act of disrespect to their opponents, a failure to appreciate their threat and the fine planning of Carlos Osorio, and never really able to regain its balance.

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disrespect (third-person singular simple present disrespects, present participle disrespecting, simple past and past participle disrespected)

  1. (transitive) To show a lack of respect to someone or something.

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