Definitions of disrespectful

  1. Failing in proper courtesy, especially to elders or superlors. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Showing disrespect: irreverent: uncivil. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Wanting in respect; uncivil. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Wanting in respect; discourteous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Wanting in or showing respect; uncivil; rude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Uncivil; wanting in respect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for disrespectful

  1. A British officer deemed the French mode of " dressing" their ships to be disrespectful but Baudin was able to show that what was done was in accordance with the regulations of his country's navy, which provided that " the place of honour for the flag of a foreign nation which we intend to distinguish, must be on the starboard of the main- yard arm." – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. He was pretty disrespectful to you, too. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln