Definition of disesteem :
1. To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to be regarded with disfavor.
2. To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.
3. Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.
disrepute (part of speech: noun)
insolence (part of speech: noun)
contemptuousness, brazenness, irreverence, impertinence, effrontery, audacity, derisiveness, arrogance, callousness, defiance, rudeness, disrespectfulness, discourtesy, boldness, sauciness, insolence, presumptuousness, brashness
disrespect (part of speech: verb)
contempt (part of speech: noun)
- If he does ill, even those who follow him in that, will not the less disesteem him. - "The Life of Columbus", Arthur Helps.
- With a divine, contemptuous disesteem Jove dropped the pans and kicked, himself, the beam: Then, to decide the strife, with ready wit, The nickel that he did not care for it Twirled absently, remarking: " See it spin: Head, Porter loses; tail, the others win." - "Black Beetles in Amber", Ambrose Bierce.
- But if, in doing this, he violates the rights of another, if the case be slight, he is punished by the disesteem of his society, or, as we say, by public opinion; if serious, he is tomahawked as a dangerous enemy. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.