(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To have or express an unfavorable opinion of: deprecate, disapprove, discountenance, disfavor, frown on (or upon), object. Idioms: hold no brief for, not go for, take a dim view of, take exception to. See LIKE. II noun Unfavorable opinion or judgment: disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor, displeasure. See LIKE.

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  • Disesteem — 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. [1913 Webster] But if this sacred gift you disesteem. Denham. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disesteem — Dis es*teem , n. Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute. [1913 Webster] Disesteem and contempt of the public affairs. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disesteem — index attaint, bad character, bad repute, contemn, contempt (disdain), decry, depreciate, disapprobation …   Law dictionary

  • disesteem — [dis΄i stēm′, dis′i stēm΄] vt. to hold in low esteem; dislike; despise; slight n. lack of esteem; disfavor …   English World dictionary

  • disesteem — I. transitive verb Date: 1594 to regard with disfavor II. noun Date: 1603 disfavor, disrepute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disesteem — /dis i steem /, v.t. 1. to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of. n. 2. lack of esteem; disfavor; low regard. [1585 95; DIS 1 + ESTEEM] * * * …   Universalium

  • disesteem — verb want of esteem; disregard …   Wiktionary

  • disesteem — Synonyms and related words: bad character, bad name, bad odor, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, ban, be disrespectful, be overfamiliar with, blackball, blackballing, complaint, deprecate, dim view, disagreement, disappointment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disesteem — n. scorn, contempt, lack of regard v. scorn, hold in contempt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disesteem — noun low esteem. verb formal have a low opinion of …   English new terms dictionary

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