What is the opposite of respect?

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Noun
Opposite for a feeling of high regard for someone
“The conman deserves contempt for the crimes he has perpetrated on his victims.”
Noun
(of feelings, wishes, or rights) Opposite for due regard for others
“Rachel had a low opinion of Donny and would always speak with disrespect towards him.”
Noun
Opposite for behavior intended to please, typically one's parents or caretakers
“Despite his mother's wishes for him to go to law school, he decided to become a hippie instead out of defiance.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "respects") Opposite for polite greetings
“The customer did not enjoy his meal and overreacted by hurling insults at the chef.”
Verb
Opposite for to have deep admiration for
“The students at Welton Academy would despise Gale Nolan for firing their favorite teacher.”
Verb
(of someone's feelings, wishes, or rights) Opposite for to have due regard for
“The disrespectful media would ignore my family's wish to be left alone.”
Verb
Opposite for to recognize and abide by
“If you break any of the house rules, you will be kicked out!”
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