What Does ADR Mean?

ADR means "All Due Respect". The abbreviation ADR (which is usually seen in the form "with ADR") is typically used ahead of potential antagonistic comment to defuse it.

"With ADR" is used to recognize someone's experience or position ahead of challenging them. It is a way to soften the blow of disagreement.

"With ADR" is often seen in the form WADR.

ADR can also mean "Adverse Drug Reaction" or be a contraction of "Address".

Summary of Key Points

"All Due Respect" is the most common definition for ADR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:All Due Respect
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write ADR, I mean this:

meaning of ADR
ADR is usually seen in the form "With ADR" or written WADR.


Examples of ADR in Sentences

Here are examples of ADR being used in conversations:
  • Peter: So, you think I have a preoccupation with vengeance? Well, with ADR, doctor, we'll see about that.
  • Boss: I predicted this situation last year.
  • Paul: With ADR, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

An Academic Look at ADR

ADR is classified as an adverb of manner; i.e., it modifies a verb to describe how the verb is performed. For example:
  • With ADR, sir, I disagree.
  • (Here, ADR tells us how the verb to disagree is being performed, i.e., respectfully.)

What Did We Use To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "With All Due Respect" instead of ADR.

Example of ADR Used in a Text


See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) IBMTS (I've been meaning to say) IMR (I mean, really) IYSWIM (If you see what I mean) NOM (no offence meant) UMBJ (you must be joking) YMBJ (you must be joking) PFF (sound made in disagreement) PFFT (sound made in disagreement) PFT (sound made in disagreement)