- n the state in which esteem has been lost
- v have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
- Are those who insist on obedience to the highest law of our land to be classed ethically with those who encourage disesteem for law? This kind of thinking would place the hero and .
- By the time his second great war is upon him, Blimp is the grand old lobster of the cartoon, angry, hurt and bewildered to find his age and his military experience in disesteem.
- But her anger flashes out when she writes to the League of American Pen Women, after they had rebuffed a famed fellow poetess: "I, too, am eligible for your disesteem.