1 of 2


dis·​es·​teem ˌdis-ə-ˈstēm How to pronounce disesteem (audio)
disesteemed; disesteeming; disesteems

transitive verb

: to regard with disfavor


2 of 2


Examples of disesteem in a Sentence

Verb a survey showing that both candidates are disesteemed by the majority of eligible voters Noun made clear his disesteem of her decision to pursue an acting career the medical researcher had fallen into great disesteem after having been caught faking her lab results

Word History

First Known Use


1594, in the meaning defined above


1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disesteem was in 1594

Dictionary Entries Near disesteem

Cite this Entry

“Disesteem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disesteem. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on disesteem

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!