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Antonyms for esteem
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. esteem, regard, respect(noun)

    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

    "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

    Synonyms:
    paying attention, wish, admiration, respectfulness, respect, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments

  2. admiration, esteem(noun)

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

    Synonyms:
    respect, wonderment, regard, appreciation, wonder, admiration

  3. respect, esteem, regard(verb)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

    Synonyms:
    paying attention, respect, admiration, respectfulness, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments, wish

  4. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

    Synonyms:
    value, appreciate, assess, look upon, jimmy, pry, respect, honor, observe, measure, abide by, prize, lever, treasure, rate, regard as, honour, look on, evaluate, repute, prise, think of, take to be, appraise, valuate

  5. think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be(verb)

    look on as or consider

    "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

    Synonyms:
    value, think up, mean, dream up, entertain, watch, think about, respect, repute, hatch, prize, remember, concoct, have in mind, regard as, flirt with, look on, toy with, look upon, prise, think of, take to be

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. esteem(v)

    Esteem and estimate alike imply to set a certain mental value upon, but esteem is less precise and mercantile than calculate or estimate. We esteem a jewel precious; we estimate it to be worth so much money. This sense of esteem is now chiefly found in literary or oratorical style, and in certain conventional phrases; as, I esteem it an honor, a favor. In popular usage esteem, as said of persons, denotes a union of respect and kindly feeling and, in the highest sense, of moral approbation; as, one whom I highly esteem; the word may be used in a similar sense of material things or abstractions; as, one whose friendship I esteem; a shell greatly esteemed for inlaid work. To appreciate anything is to be deeply or keenly sensible of or sensitive to its qualities or influence, to see its full import, be alive to its value, importance, or worth; as, to appreciate beauty or harmony; to appreciate one's services in a cause; the word is similarly, tho rarely, used of persons. To prize is to set a high value on for something more than merely commercial reasons. One may value some object, as a picture, beyond all price, as a family heirloom, or may prize it as the gift of an esteemed friend, without at all appreciating its artistic merit or commercial value. To regard (French regarder, look at, observe) is to have a certain mental view favorable or unfavorable; as, I regard him as a friend; or, I regard him as a villain; regard has a distinctively favorable sense as applied to institutions, proprieties, duties, etc., but does not share the use of the noun regard as applied to persons; we regard the Sabbath; we regard a person's feelings; we have a regard for the person. Compare ESTEEM, n.

    Synonyms:
    appreciate, calculate, consider, deem, estimate, hold, prize, regard, think, value

  2. esteem(n)

    Esteem for a person is a favorable opinion on the basis of worth, especially of moral worth, joined with a feeling of interest in and attraction toward the person. Regard for a person is the mental view or feeling that springs from a sense of his value, excellence, or superiority, with a cordial and hearty friendliness. Regard is more personal and less distant than esteem, and adds a special kindliness; respect is a more distant word than esteem. Respect may be wholly on one side, while regard is more often mutual; respect in the fullest sense is given to what is lofty, worthy, and honorable, or to a person of such qualities; we may pay an external respect to one of lofty station, regardless of personal qualities, showing respect for the office. Estimate has more of calculation; as, my estimate of the man, or of his abilities, is very high. Estimation involves the idea of calculation or appraisal with that of esteem or regard, and is especially used of the feeling entertained by numbers of people; as, he stood high in public estimation. Compare ESTEEM, v.; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE.

    Antonyms:
    abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, contempt, dislike, hatred, loathing, repugnance

    Synonyms:
    estimate, estimation, favor, regard, respect

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. esteem

    Antonyms:
    disregard, disconsider, disaffect, dislike, undervalue, underrate, decry, depreciate

    Synonyms:
    price, value, consider, deem, judge, believe, estimate, think, regard, affect, appreciate, revere, honor, respect, admire, venerate, prize, love, like

How to use esteem in a sentence?

  1. Paul Hokemeyer:

    We gain self esteem by doing esteemable acts

  2. J. Petit-Senn:

    Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.

  3. Unknown:

    That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.

  4. Nathaniel Branden:

    Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

  5. Erica Renteria:

    It really boosted my self-esteem and it pushed me to accomplish my goals.

How to pronounce esteem?

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How to say esteem in sign language?

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