Disesteem

Definition of Disesteem

Dis`es`teem´
n.1.Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.
Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.
[imp. & p. p. Disesteemed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disesteeming.]
But if this sacred gift you disesteem.
- Denham.
Qualities which society does not disesteem.
- Ld. Lytton.
2.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?
- B. Jonson.

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