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Meaning of DISESTEEM

Pronunciation:  `disu'steem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the state in which esteem has been lost
  2. [v]  have little or no respect for; hold in contempt

DISESTEEM is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disrespect
 Antonyms: esteem, esteem, prise, prize, regard, respect, respect, value
 See Also: consider, dishonor, dishonour, reckon, regard, see, undervalue, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis`es*teem"\, n.
    Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike;
    disfavor; disrepute.
          Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs. --Milton.
  2. \Dis`es*teem"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disesteemed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Disesteeming}.]
    1. To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor
       or slight contempt; to slight.
             But if this sacred gift you disesteem. --Denham.
             Qualities which society does not disesteem. --Ld.
    2. To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to
       be regarded with disfavor. [Obs.]
             What fables have you vexed, what truth redeemed,
             Antiquities searched, opinions disesteemed? --B.
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