disrespectful

Disrespectful words and actions are rude and show a lack of respect. If you want to "dis" someone, be disrespectful towards them.

You probably know that respectful things show consideration, kindness, and appreciation. Disrespectful things do the opposite. Swearing at your grandmother is disrespectful. Burping loudly in church is disrespectful. For a business to ignore a religious holiday could be considered disrespectful. This is a word with a lot of grey area: what is disrespectful to one person may be just fine to another. Disrespectful behavior can range from blatant rudeness to just not acting impressed or awed by something others hold sacred.

Definitions of disrespectful
  1. adjective
    exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
    “remarks disrespectful of the law”
    disrespectful in the presence of his parents”
    disrespectful toward his teacher”
    Synonyms:
    discourteous
    showing no courtesy; rude
    immodest
    having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
    offensive
    causing anger or annoyance
    annihilating, devastating, withering
    making light of
    contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful
    expressing extreme contempt
    contumelious
    arrogantly insolent
    derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting
    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    impious, undutiful
    lacking due respect or dutifulness
    flip, impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed
    marked by casual disrespect
    undeferential
    not showing courteous respect
    irreverent
    showing lack of due respect or veneration
    sarcastic
    expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
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    Antonyms:
    respectful
    full of or exhibiting respect
    courteous
    characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
    humble
    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
    deferent, deferential, regardful
    showing deference
    honorific
    conferring or showing honor or respect
    reverent
    feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
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  2. adjective
    neither feeling nor showing respect
    synonyms: aweless, awless
    irreverent
    showing lack of due respect or veneration
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