Antonyms for respect

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ri-spekt
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈspɛkt

Definition of respect

Origin :
  • late 14c., "relationship, relation; regard, consideration," from Old French respect and directly from Latin respectus "regard, a looking at," literally "act of looking back (or often) at one," noun use of past participle of respicere "look back at, regard, consider," from re- "back" (see re-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meanings "feeling of esteem excited by actions or attributes of someone or something; courteous or considerate treatment due to personal worth or power" are from 1580s, as is sense of "point, particular feature."
  • noun admiration given by others
  • noun way, sense
  • verb admire; obey
Example sentences :
  • He early ascertained his limitations with respect to New York and its people.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then we wonder that respect for the law shows a sensible decrease!
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • To make it such is in every respect the reverse of scientific.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • She is so capable and the girls not only like her but respect her as well.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Only in one respect does he show any trace of advancing years.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • We respect you just as much, but not to plan things for the rest of us.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • If you have forfeited man's respect and esteem, there is a God with whom there is mercy and forgiveness.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • It is doubtful if many of the others were any better off in this respect.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • In this respect, it is like the cellulose of fruits and vegetables.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Synonyms for respect

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