What is the opposite of esteem?

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Verb
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 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 consider
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“I disregard any rigid or mechanical rule in policy-making.”
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Opposite of to perceive or have an opinion about
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of respect and admiration
Noun
Opposite of the state of being illustrious
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Opposite of great respect
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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 the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable
“As the grumpy old gentleman spat on the ground, the look of disgust on the woman's face was palpable.”
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Opposite of an expression of approval or admiration
“Brendan had nothing but condemnation for his lawyer who was working against his best interest.”
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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
Noun
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.”
Noun
(archaic) Opposite of the reputation of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of the quality or condition of being important
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