From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisrespectdis‧re‧spect1 /ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt/ noun [singular, uncountable] SCLADMIRElack of respect for someone or something OPP respectdisrespect for disrespect for the law Damien has always had a healthy disrespect (=that you think is good) for media opinion. It was said on the spur of the moment and I meant no disrespect to anybody. No disrespect to Phil, but the team has performed better since he left (=used to show you are not criticizing someone). —disrespectful adjective —disrespectfully adverb
Examples from the Corpusdisrespect• Obviously, self-respect was not the same as disrespect.• Spatz was a fool when it came to science, but he knew disrespect when he saw it.• A: No disrespect to your stepson, but I would leave well enough alone.• When he jokingly referred to the story that he was descended from the Devil he meant no disrespect to his ancestor Woden.• It is with no disrespect to her that I give him preference.• Shared laughter in difficult times is not a sign of disrespect for the pain of the situation.• Critchley was always vulnerable because of his irreverent humour, which could lead to incautious and overt disrespect.• Teenagers who show disrespect for authority are more likely to get involved in drugs.• One can only assume that the Roman officials exceeded their authority and treated the royal family with disrespect.No disrespect to• A: No disrespect to your stepson, but I would leave well enough alone.disrespectdisrespect2 verb [transitive] to say or do things that show a lack of respect for someone Hicks accused Williams of disrespecting him at a record company party.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusdisrespect• The ambassador said it had not been his intention to disrespect the US government.• Some students do feel that teachers disrespect them.