1. have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
  1. the state in which esteem has been lost
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How To Use disesteem In A Sentence

  • I know, a hundred honest men cuckolds, honestly and not unbeseemingly; a worthy man is pitied, not disesteemed for it. The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 15
  • The only productions enjoyed in real quantity are the amateur efforts in slams and ezines, which are disesteemed by serious poets.
  • Many would say that inequality in the distribution of power or even the inequality of esteem and disesteem associated with social positions is more basic and fundamental.
  • It is quite clear that fathers have been disesteemed and are disesteemed today.
  • The feeling for a good human job anywhere, the admiration of the really admirable, the disesteem of what is cheap and trashy and impermanent-this is what we call the critical sense, the sense for ideal values.
  • By making publicity a ‘public’ rather than a private activity, we remove such disesteem as may attach to self-promotion and allow esteem fuller rein as an incentive.
  • Even Williams himself admits that his disesteemed personal image has damaged his candidacy. Jonathan Miller: KY Governor's Race Poses Eternal Question: Can a Father-in-Law Love Too Much?
  • The Loring-Corliss case is now a matter of record in the dusty files of the "Usher Sentinel" and its decidedly disesteemed contemporary, the Sundown Slim
  • The man who abandoned his shield was disesteemed by all; and the greatest dishonor was a shield fallen into the hands of the enemy.
  • Feminist philosophical work in ethics, political theory and theory of knowledge has two central aims: to reveal the gender bias encoded in conventional philosophical work, and to reconstruct theories of morality, political justice, and knowledge so that they more adequately address the experience of women and other disesteemed social groups.
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