Antonyms for esteem

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ih-steem
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈstim

Definition of esteem

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Middle French estimer (14c.), from Latin aestimare "to value, appraise," perhaps ultimately from *ais-temos "one who cuts copper," i.e. mints money (but de Vaan finds this "not very credible"). At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of "value, respect" is 1530s. Related: Esteemed; esteeming.
  • verb think highly of
  • verb consider, believe
Example sentences :
  • What other form of government, indeed, can so well deserve our esteem and love?
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I am with esteem, Your most obedient humble servant, N. Greene.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • If you have forfeited man's respect and esteem, there is a God with whom there is mercy and forgiveness.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Amelia, however, succeeded only in raising herself in his esteem.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • It is at once a neglect of duty, and a certain forfeiture of esteem.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • No one could esteem him while living, and no one regretted him when dead.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • If the world chose to esteem him, he did not buy its opinion by imposture.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "You would be unworthy of my esteem if you could," said Mr. Montenero.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • No man ever left an office stronger in the confidence and esteem of the people.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • I do highly, very highly, esteem you indeed, Clarinda—you merit it all!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns

Synonyms for esteem

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