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Unworthy of respect.

dis′re·spect′a·bil′i·ty n.


unworthy of respect; not respectable
ˌdisreˌspectaˈbility n


(ˌdɪs rɪˈspɛk tə bəl)

not respectable.
dis`re•spect`a•bil′i•ty, n.
References in classic literature ?
You are disrespectable, sir,' said the Lord Mayor--'leastways, disrespectful I mean.
My philosophy is not to be disrespectable to anyone and that's why the entire team has great regard for Umar Akmal [who had grossly underperformed with just a meagre return of 57 runs] who was left out from the last two matches.
A leaving home several times without informing her husband about her whereabouts, not being interested in her marital life with her husband; having no sexual attraction, passion or sexual interest towards her husband; finding it difficult to mate with her husband and asking to give her some more time to be able to mate with her husband; giving much priority to her female friend than her husband; being disrespectable, defiant and disobedient towards her parents, in-laws and her husband.
He offers to put his impressive skills at the service of the government, but Sir Walter Pole (Samuel West) doesn't want help from such a disrespectable source.
He offers to put his impressive magical skills at the service of the government, but Sir Walter Pole (Samuel West) doesn't want help from such a disrespectable source.
The monstrous gothic 'soul-stealers' are deemed not those outcast from respectable society; instead a hypocritically disrespectable society is exposed as vampirically praying on vulnerability.
If these rappers were dissed, or disrespected, thus reducing them to mere objects, they'd reduce women to disrespectable objects.
In history she has been buried alive with fresh breath clear of sins, she has been troubled when came out of nest for survival through the war of harsh words and given physical torture, she was supposed to be disrespectable creature, she has been fired, broken, sacrificed, killed, and experienced all the hatred and hateful feelings for herself even though in an ocean of troubles tolerated dark nights of terror and made herself vigorous part of society running through stones of fire and came up with a brighter burning rays of sun.
Although the inspectors used a bourgeois distinction between respectable and disrespectable women, they recognized that by the 1930s even respectable women wanted to drink and decided that, with proper chaperoning, they should be allowed to consume alcohol in public spaces.
McCloskey has argued, for instance, that the material progress the world has experienced over the last two hundred years was caused by a change in the way market life was conceived of and talked about; a change away from considering commerce as being disrespectable to considering it as being legitimate and even moral.
The script by "Eastbound and Down" buddies Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell (who share story credit with Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay) identifies a big, fat target in what disrespectable sorts will do to get elected, as in the scene where a race to see which of the two candidates will kiss a baby ends with the infant getting punched in the face.
For his efforts, Gingrich was exiled to the disrespectable fringe and criticized by pundits from across the political spectrum.