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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·es·teem /ˌdɪsəˈstim/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·es·teem n. Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.
    Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]