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disrespect

noun [U]    /ˌdɪs·rɪˈspekt/
lack of respect: She apologized for not responding to the letter and said she had meant no disrespect. disrespectful    /ˌdɪs·rɪˈspekt·fəl/ adjective It is disrespectful to mourners at the funeral to have unruly children running around. disrespectfully    /ˌdɪs·rɪˈspekt·fə·li/ adverb
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