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disesteem

[dis-i-steem] /ˌdɪs ɪˈstim/
verb (used with object)
1.
to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of.
noun
2.
lack of esteem; disfavor; low regard.
Origin of disesteem
1585-1595
1585-95; dis-1 + esteem
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  • Do you marvel that they held in "disesteem" the law and government that acted thus?

    The Wearing of the Green A.M. Sullivan
  • The way to render human beings of any class despicable is to undervalue them; for disesteem will superinduce degeneracy.

  • The periods of the scene-shifter, in life as in life's mimicking on any stage, have fallen into disesteem.

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

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • 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.

    The Wearing of the Green A.M. Sullivan
  • Gentlemen, 'twas all "according to law;" and to demonstrate sympathy for him and "disesteem" of that law was "sedition."

    The Wearing of the Green A.M. Sullivan
  • When they reached Bayonne that night they parted with mutual sentiments of disesteem.

    The Rock of the Lion Molly Elliot Seawell
  • Nay, it is weakness and disesteem of a man's self to put a man's life upon such liedger performances.

  • The profligate degeneracy of the Druids, however, tended to bring this also into disesteem.

British Dictionary definitions for disesteem

disesteem

/ˌdɪsɪˈstiːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to think little of
noun
2.
lack of esteem
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