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Does anyone know of a single-word verb in Spanish which equates to "disrespect" as in "he disrespected the law"? Or must it be "ser (estar) irrespetuoso" or "mostrar una falta de respeto"'

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updated JUN 21, 2008
posted by Rich

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Thanks, guys. Appreciate the feedback.

updated JUN 21, 2008
posted by Rich
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I think the most natural way to express this in Spanish would be to use the negative of respetar.

ÿl no respetó de la ley.
ÿl no no tuvo/tenía respeto por la ley.

Using "disrespect" as a verb isn't that common in formal English writing, and we would usually use another word. Its use has become very popular in the spoken language in recent years, though.

updated JUN 21, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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I found desacato and menosprecio as nouns

The verb menospreciar = scorn, disdain

updated JUN 21, 2008
posted by motley