[ ih-steemd ]
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  1. regarded highly or favorably; respected or admired: Her teaching ability, leadership skills, and winsome personality made her a highly esteemed member of the school staff.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of esteem.

Origin of esteemed

First recorded in 1545–55; esteem + -ed2 for the adjective; esteem + -ed1 for the verb

Other words from esteemed

  • un·es·teemed, adjective
  • well-es·teemed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use esteemed in a sentence

  • Captain B. was a man well esteemed in his neighborhood, and was a member-elect of the Legislature.

  • What Briton wears clothes of many colors as you do, instead of plain blue, as all solid, well esteemed men should?

    Caesar and Cleopatra | George Bernard Shaw
  • A young earl, handsome and well esteemed, may generally marry an heiress,—if not one heiress then another.

    Lady Anna | Anthony Trollope
  • The concern ought to pay, for the copper is so well esteemed that it obtains the best price in the market.

    Round About the Carpathians | Andrew F. Crosse
  • His father and mother were both well informed for their class and time, and were well esteemed by their neighbors.

    Makers of Electricity | Brother Potamian