Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Wanting in respect; discourteous.

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Usage examples "disrespectful":

  1. If the language was disrespectful, that objection might be stated on the journal. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  2. The captain flew into a passion at the disrespectful behaviour of the brute, and slew him on my body. - "Candide", Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell.
  3. In this a certain tolerance need by no means be excluded; on the contrary, the society will welcome improvements, corrections, and blame, so far as such are calculated for its gain: but the blame must be " well- meaning," it may not be " insolent and disrespectful,"- in other words, one must leave uninjured, and hold sacred, the substance of the society. - "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.