Definition of disrespect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disrespect

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disrespect
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt//
 
he / she / it disrespects
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspekts//
 
past simple disrespected
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪd//
 
past participle disrespected
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪd//
 
-ing form disrespecting
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsrɪˈspektɪŋ//
 
 
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disrespect somebody/something (informal) to speak about or treat somebody/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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