es·​teemed | \ i-ˈstēmd How to pronounce esteemed (audio) \

Definition of esteemed

: highly regarded an esteemed author my esteemed colleagues our esteemed leader/guests He also wrote to Richard Randolph's stepfather, the esteemed lawyer St. George Tucker …— Garry Wills … combined his esteemed position as a barrister with an increasingly high-profile writing career …— Lucy Scholes … William Allen White was widely esteemed as, in Life magazine's words, "An American Institution."— David M. Kennedy … her freshman year at perhaps Virginia's most esteemed university …— Lia Russell If, as they say, I am a Man of Letters I come, like my fellows, at the tail-end of a long once esteemed tradition in English and American writing.— V. S. Pritchett

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1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Esteemed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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