Is a quality that is highly lacking into todays society & something everyone expects, but has no willingness to show.
Person 1; "Bitch, I want fucking respect."
Person 2; "It goes both ways."
Person 1; "Not in my book!"
by !! Ghett0xxBlaster !! May 12, 2009
Treating people in a positive manner that acknowledges them for who they are and/or what they are doing. Being treated or treating an individual in a dignified manner.
Respect is earned and is never just given. BUT, you must give respect to receive respect. Meaning when you interact with an individual you treat them with dignity and in a respectful manner as this shows your character as a person. And the respect will be reciprocated. You must always behave in a respectful manner as this reflects on you, your character, integrity and values of who you are as a person.

No one owes you respect until you have earned it, so there is no such thing as I will give it after they give it to me first. That attitude is a disrespectful action to anyone you interact with as it insinuates that you do not trust them to act accordingly, and implies that they "owe" you respect before you will give it. That will cause people to LOSE respect for you or never gain it in the first place. When you first meet someone, everyone is given the benefit of the doubt that they are a respectable individual. Questioning their integrity(respect) before you have even met them and "expecting" respect to be given without giving it yourself is insulting and condescending to that person and is judging them in a negative light when you know absolutely nothing about them.

Thus,
To get respect, you must give it. So respectful behavior should just be part of how you act as a person 100% of the time.
Everyone deserves a basic amount of respect as an individual until proven otherwise.
by baggerr October 08, 2014
A word describing the mutual relations between two people. This is something that needs to be cultivated on a person-to-person basis; a mutual relation cultivated through continuous fair and equitable exchanges of kind and politeful interactions, as well as having an understanding and consideration for each other as having the same basic human dignity. This cannot be obtained simply through age, status, experience, knowledge; it must be mutually crafted.
Respect is not earned nor given through one man's acts, but through mutual interactions of good will exchanges.
by Ul1m1t3dm1k3 December 28, 2013
A formal expression of proper acceptance. The courtesy to show high regard, consideration or honor. A gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship.
Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money.
by Hap100 May 07, 2013
: a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.

: a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way

: a particular way of thinking about or looking at something
He has earned their respect.
The soldier saluted as a sign of respect.
Despite our differences, I have enormous respect for him.
I have a great respect for his accomplishments.
I expect to be treated with respect.
Your theory makes sense in one respect.
The earth's crust floats over a core of molten rock and some of its parts have a tendency to move with respect to one another.
by PineappleJuice March 27, 2015
when someone says or does something beasley you say re spect in reaction.
Zachie held the door for Dana, thats re spect.
by zachie August 24, 2006
Something that remains after you lose all your money in poker.
Respect is all you have left in the morning.
by Teddy KGB May 01, 2004

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