- to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of.
- lack of esteem; disfavor; low regard.
Origin of disesteem
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Examples from the Web for disesteemed
Time has worked out his revenges until what was then disesteemed is much admired now.Blazing The Way
Emily Inez Denny
At this time the King grew to be contemned and disesteemed, so that scarcely any honour was done to him, and his Father likewise.
She can never be slighted or disesteemed, while her good temper and benevolence render her a blessing to her companions.Letters on the Improvement of the Mind
I know, a hundred honest men cuckolds, honestly and not unbeseemingly; a worthy man is pitied, not disesteemed for it.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete
Michel de Montaigne
A jester at the court of his master, indulged and disesteemed, winning a clement master's praise.Ulysses
- (tr) to think little of
- lack of esteem
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