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
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Examples from the Web for disesteem

Historical Examples of 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.

  • In the individual, toping is regarded with disesteem, but toping nations are in the forefront of civilization and power.

  • Assuredly thou canst have no concern for the disesteem in which thou art held by the monstrous men of today.

  • But if you want the explanation of this "disesteem" and hostility for British law, you must trace effect to cause.

British Dictionary definitions for disesteem



(tr) to think little of


lack of esteem
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