Dis`es*teem" (?), n.

Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.

Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs. Milton.

 

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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.

 

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