Dis·es·teem n. Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.
Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs. --Milton.
Dis·es·teem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disesteemed p. pr. & vb. n. Disesteeming.]
1. To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.
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. [Obs.]
What fables have you vexed, what truth redeemed,
Antiquities searched, opinions disesteemed? --B. Jonson.
n : the state in which esteem has been lost [ant: esteem]
v : have little or no respect for; hold in contempt [syn: disrespect]
[ant: respect, respect]