- 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 disesteem
Do you marvel that they held in "disesteem" the law and government that acted thus?
The way to render human beings of any class despicable is to undervalue them; for disesteem will superinduce degeneracy.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
In the individual, toping is regarded with disesteem, but toping nations are in the forefront of civilization and power.The Devil's Dictionary
Assuredly thou canst have no concern for the disesteem in which thou art held by the monstrous men of today.Petrarch's Letters to Classical Authors
But if you want the explanation of this "disesteem" and hostility for British law, you must trace effect to cause.
- (tr) to think little of
- lack of esteem
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