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Definition of "disesteem" [dis•es•teem]

  • To hold in disfavor. (verb-transitive)
  • Lack of esteem; disfavor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disesteem" in a sentence
  • "These brutes held me in little respect; and, after all, human nature is so strange a compound that even a philosopher dislikes being held in disesteem by the brutes of his own species."
  • "It's a measure of the disesteem in which President Bush is held."
  • "I would not, therefore, be thought to disesteem or dissuade the study of nature."