disrespectful

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dis- +‎ respectful

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  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪsɹɪˈspɛktfəɫ]
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disrespectful (comparative more disrespectful, superlative most disrespectful)

  1. Lacking respect.
  2. irrespective, heedless, regardless
    • 1922, E. F. Benson, Miss Mapp, chapter 6, page 157:
      That alone, apart from Mr. Wyse’s old-fashioned notions on the subject, made telephoning impossible, for your summons was usually answered by his cook, who instantly began scolding the butcher irrespective and disrespectful of whom you were.

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