disrespectful Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
    • remarks disrespectful of the law
    • disrespectful in the presence of his parents
    • disrespectful toward his teacher
  2. adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    awless; aweless.


Dis`re*spect"ful adjective
  1. Wanting in respect; manifesting disesteem or lack of respect; uncivil; as, disrespectful behavior. -- Dis`re*spect"ful*ly, adv. -- Dis`re*spect"ful*ness, n.

Webster 1913