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Disrespectable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Disrespectable Not respectable; disreputable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disrespectable Not respectable; not worthy of any, or of much, consideration or esteem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Disrespectable (rare) not respectable
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.”
  • Billy Graham
    Billy%20Graham
    “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.”

Usage

In literature:

No disrespect to you, sir.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
Do the servants, who, as you observe, see her skittish airs, disrespect you for them?
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Then I burst out laughing disrespectfully.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
Mr. CAMERON did not mean any disrespect to the Senator from Ohio, but that remark was a condemn lie.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870" by Various
Of course it begins by their being disrespectful to each other's faults, but it soon develops into disrespect of each other.
"Happiness and Marriage" by Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
Mention has already been made of German disrespect, even contempt for England and the English.
"What Germany Thinks" by Thomas F. A. Smith
Temper thy language, for the great love not words of disrespect.
"The Bravo" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Under the empire not only any attempt on the life of the Emperor was treason, but disrespectful words or acts.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
In telling these tales the white villagers meant no special disrespect to the negro funeral.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
It was never known that they failed on the New Year's examination, an' it would seem a sore disrespect to begin without them here.
"Between Whiles" by Helen Hunt Jackson
This was a circumstance of great audacity, and a mark of disrespect to me.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
This man's headdress was all disarranged, which in itself is a sign of disrespect.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Hence much that to many men has seemed unjust suspicion of Adams, and persecution of Hamilton, and disrespect for Washington.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
You know that I don't like to hear you speak disrespectfully of ladies.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
Behaving himself with disrespect Six months' confinement at hard labor to his commanding officer.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
With disrespect came a distaste for sexual relations, and here was a complicating factor of a decisive kind.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
How are embassadors dealt with for disrespectful conduct at a foreign court?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
I hope you don't mean any disrespect to the flag of your country, ma'am?
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878" by Various
But she smiles with a childish disrespect for her Buddha, directly her prayer is ended.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Nor, sir, did I design insult or disrespect to the State of Massachusetts.
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
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In poetry:

A man that truly loves his family wont allow them to drink,
Because he knows seldom about God they will think,
Besides he knows it will destroy their intellect,
And cause them to hold their parents in disrespect.
"A New Temperance Poem, in Memory of My Departed Parents" by William Topaz McGonagall
Soft; blemish not this golden bench, or place.
Here is no bribe, nor colorings to hide,
Nor pettifogger to befog the case,
But justice hath her glory here well tried.
Her spotless law all spotted cases tends;
Without respect or disrespect them ends.
"Preparatory Meditations - First Series: 38" by Edward Taylor

In news:

Is the upside-down 'Hook 'em Horns' disrespectful .
Mack Brown says 'Horns Down' is ' disrespectful '.
Foul-mouthed 'Jersey Boys' was disrespectful .
Mourdock was terribly disrespectful to rape victims.
Rude, ignorant, disrespectful, smug and stretcher of the truth - these are words I find describe the vice president of the United States.
Mother of US official killed in Libya attack calls Obama's comment ' disrespectful '.
Biden's Constant Debate Laughter Was Either Delightful or Totally Disrespectful .
Most Disrespectful Performance By A Candidate EVER.
GOP party in Hoboken finds Ryan less awesome than expected, Biden ' disrespectful '.
Biden accused of being disrespectful in vice presidential debate with grins, laughs.
This revenue-generating event is disrespectful and exploitative to the persons buried there and their families.
"I want our players to feel like they are being disrespected," Strong said.
I have finally arrived at the point where I have to speak up about the disrespect customers are shown in today's retail market.
Others have said it's disrespectful to me.
Tommy Jordan took a stand against his 15-year-old daughter after she posted a disrespectful comment about her family on Facebook.
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In science:

An Ansatz assigning ΣR to the prefactor only and ΣI to the exponent would disrespect the structure of this series.
Decoherence in weak localization II: Bethe-Salpeter calculation of Cooperon
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