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[dis-i-steem] /ˌdɪs ɪˈstim/
verb (used with object)
to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of.
lack of esteem; disfavor; low regard.
Origin of disesteem
First recorded in 1585-95; dis-1 + esteem Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for disesteemed
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  • 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.

  • 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 James Joyce
  • A maid aft seen and a gown aft worn, are disesteemed and held in scorn.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Napoleon therefore repaired to England, and sought for Louis the disesteemed.

British Dictionary definitions for disesteemed


(transitive) to think little of
lack of esteem
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