What is the opposite of esteem?

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Opposite of respect and admire
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Opposite of to recognize something as valuable
“It is often easy to dismiss issues that do not affect us as being unimportant.”
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Opposite of to consider to be crucial or beneficial
“After being lazy for much of my life and suffering for it, I will never undervalue hard work again.”
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Opposite of to have a belief or opinion about something, sometimes irrationally
“I will distrust in the existence of any deity until science has proven otherwise.”
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Opposite of to have as a belief or opinion
“He and his employers refute accusations that his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.”
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Opposite of to form a supposition
“I know why you did what you did, but that doesn't it right.”
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Opposite of to worship or venerate, usually as part of one's religious beliefs
“He was a bitter man who would blame God for his lot in life.”
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Opposite of to think, consider, or expect to be the case
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Opposite of to discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
“You'll need to know the exact amount of energy required for the warrior to maintain his defenses.”
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Opposite of to hold an opinion
“I doubt that the president should be spending so much time on social media.”
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(rare) Opposite of to have an estimation of someone or something
“It seems I did misjudge you to be a mean person.”
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Opposite of respect and admiration
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Opposite of high renown or honor attained through notable achievements
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Opposite of the state or fact of having the power or authority to affect change
“His leadership has the impotence of a limp sloth.”
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Opposite of one's standing in the eyes of others
“You bring disrespect to the Gods when you fight in their place of worship.”
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Opposite of public acknowledgment, praise or appreciation for one's action or idea
“He saw how baseless his hope had been, and he exonerated her from all blame.”
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Opposite of respect and honor
“Their cowardice was a great disservice to their country.”
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Opposite of the act of lauding
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Opposite of the condition of being partial
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Opposite of a full understanding of a situation
“One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.”
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(archaic) Opposite of the reputation of someone or something
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Opposite of the quality or condition of being important
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