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disrespect

noun [U]     /ˌdɪs.rɪˈspekt/
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     /-fəl/ adjective C2 disrespectful behaviourShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting disrespectfully     /-fəl.i/ adverb
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