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disesteem

[dis-i-steem]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of.
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noun
  1. lack of esteem; disfavor; low regard.
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Origin of disesteem

First recorded in 1585–95; dis-1 + esteem
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Related Words

discountenancedeprecateslightdisrespectdisfavordislike

Examples from the Web for disesteemed

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • A jester at the court of his master, indulged and disesteemed, winning a clement master's praise.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce


British Dictionary definitions for disesteemed

disesteem

verb
  1. (tr) to think little of
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noun
  1. lack of esteem
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