- Antonyms of esteem:
- disesteem, disrespect, abhor, contemn, detest, execrate, ridicule, abominate, despise, dislike, hate, scorn, condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness, aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, disliking, disregard, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, abomination, antipathy, detestation, deprecation, dissatisfaction.
- Examples of usage:
You surely would not harm one who has such an esteem for you?
"Paul Clifford, Volume 6.",Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
I may say with perfect truth that there is no man in the world, except my own husband, for whom I feel so perfect an esteem as I do for your father.
"The Duke's Children",Anthony Trollope.
He did not expect ever to right himself in Alma's esteem, but he hoped some day to let her know that he had understood.
"A Hazard of New Fortunes",William Dean Howells.
- You surely would not harm one who has such an esteem for you?