Definition of disrespect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

disrespect

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspɛkt//
 
disrespect somebody/something(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disrespect
 
he / she / it disrespects
 
past simple disrespected
 
-ing form disrespecting
 
 
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to speak about or treat someone or something without respect They were accused of disrespecting the country's flag. He denied disrespecting the disaster victims. The teachers' dedication has been ignored or disrespected. Don't disrespect what I believe in. Some people consider that it is not correct to use disrespect as a verb, and that you should use the noun instead, especially in formal and written EnglishThey were accused of treating the country's flag with disrespect.
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