disesteem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disesteem have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
    • n disesteem the state in which esteem has been lost
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disesteem To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to be regarded with disfavor. "What fables have you vexed, what truth redeemed,
      Antiquities searched, opinions disesteemed ?"
    • Disesteem To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight. "But if this sacred gift you disesteem .""Qualities which society does not disesteem ."
    • n Disesteem Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute. "Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disesteem To regard without esteem; consider with disregard, disapprobation, dislike, or slight contempt; slight.
    • disesteem To bring into disrepute or disfavor; lower in esteem or estimation
    • n disesteem Want of esteem; slight dislike; disregard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disesteem dis-es-tēm′ want of esteem: disregard
    • v.t Disesteem to disapprove: to dislike
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Usage

In literature:

Nay, it is weakness and disesteem of a man's self to put a man's life upon such liedger performances.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
In the individual, toping is regarded with disesteem, but toping nations are in the forefront of civilization and power.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
One does not hate as long as one disesteems, but only when one esteems equal or superior.
"Beyond Good and Evil" by Friedrich Nietzsche
The way to render human beings of any class despicable is to undervalue them; for disesteem will superinduce degeneracy.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
Napoleon therefore repaired to England, and sought for Louis the Disesteemed.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Antonyms: disesteem, aversion, odium, antipathy, unpopularity.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Through sympathy with their foreign confreres British writers also held him in high disesteem.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
It is a sure mark of narrowness and defective powers of perception to fail to discover the point of view even of what one disesteems.
"French Art" by W. C. Brownell
Well, Albert went East (wearing some of the disesteemed things he already possessed) to be outfitted for the summer shores of New Jersey.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
And Tito winced under his new liability to disesteem.
"Romola" by George Eliot
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In poetry:

Who in their lifetime deemed
Him their chief enemy — one whose brain had schemed
To get their dingy greatness deeplier dingied
And disesteemed.
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy