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disrespect

noun [U] uk   /ˌdɪs.rɪˈspekt/ us  
C1 lack of respect: a disrespect for authoritySaddening, shocking and upsetting no disrespect to sb used before you criticize someone in order not to sound rude: No disrespect to Julie, but this department worked perfectly well before she started here.Polite expressions
disrespectful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
C2 disrespectful behaviourShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
disrespectfully
adverb uk   /-fəl.i/ us  

disrespect

verb [T] uk   /ˌdɪs.rɪˈspekt/ us  
informal to show a lack of respect towards someone: I don't want anyone disrespecting my son.
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