disrespectful etymology

English word disrespectful comes from English despiteous, English respectful (Marked or characterized by respect.)

Detailed word origin of disrespectful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
despiteous English (eng) Dispiteous.. Full of contempt or ill will; opprobrious; insulting.
respectful English (eng) Marked or characterized by respect.
disrespectful English (eng) Lacking respect.