Noun: A value that once thrived but has nearly been eradicated in the name of free speech and expressing one’s self. Back when respect ran rampant people would keep their mouths shut if they didn’t have something intelligent to say but sadly today most people choose to express their “beliefs” even when they don’t have anything of value to say. Often disrespectful people make up for the lack of intelligence by resorting to juvenile statements such as “he/she sucks”, “he/she’s a tool” or what is ironically the all time favorite of the disrespectful, “He/she/you are an idiot”. The term “idiot” is often also used by the disrespectful to label anyone who disagrees with them especially if that person can actually speak intelligently on the subject or person being discussed.
Although John disliked the governor he figured it best to show some respect and keep his opinion to himself as he had nothing constructive to say about the man. Emma on the other hand chose to express her beliefs and tweeted that the governor sucked.
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A quality seriously lacking in today's society
Respect? What the hell does that mean?
by Anonymous October 28, 2003

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It means valuing each others points of views. It means being open to being wrong. It means accepting people as they are. It means not dumping on someone because you're having a bad day. It means being polite and kind always, because being kind to people is not negotiable. It means not dissing people because they're different to you. It means not gossiping about people or spreading lies.
We are lacking respect for each other.
by peppermint_rose July 27, 2005

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Something everyone expects, but has no willingness to show.
I ain't no bitch, How 'bout some Mother fucking respect.
by Gene November 11, 2003

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To treat people in the manner in which you expect to be treated. To show consideration for another person's feelings and interests. An attitude demonstrating that you value another person. You should treat your friends with respect.
That guy showed a total lack of respect when he cancelled our Friday night plans at the last minute!
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Not to be confused with fear which it often is.
1.I respect my kung fu teacher he is the toughest muthafucka I have ever met and could take on ( and even kill is he so wished ) many people at once but he only uses his skills for self defence and the defence of others, never for attack, he has great power but is responsible with that power and I respect him for that.

2. People fear Gangstaz they say they respect them because they fear them, they are scared to say they dont respect them because they fear what might happen to them if they go against them.

Fear and respect are not the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Nemesis July 15, 2006

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An exclamation used to indicate your admiration/respect for someone.
"I was banging dumb bitches last night." _ Person 1
"Respect." - Person 2
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A word synonymous with acknowledgment, recognition, and consideration.
"Respect me for me," or "Respect my authority," both of which are demands for acknowledgment, recognition, consideration.
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