disesteem

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

Definition of disesteem

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to regard with disfavor

disesteem

noun

Definition of disesteem (Entry 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

First Known Use of disesteem

Verb

1594, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disesteem was in 1594

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“Disesteem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disesteem. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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