Adjective "esteemed" definition and examples

(Esteemed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈstiːm//ɛˈstiːm/

Definitions and examples

noun

Respect and admiration.
  1. 'He has occasionally been known to give a single bottle to some well-known personage as a fitting mark of his esteem or gratitude for some important service.'
  2. 'Words cannot easily express my esteem for him.'
  3. 'It would be hard to argue with her that female-dominated professions - with the possible exception of opera divas - suffer from low public esteem and poor pay.'
  4. 'It is not surprising that public contempt for parliament increases and that broadcasting House of Commons' debates has resulted in MPs falling even lower in public esteem.'
  5. 'With two sons now to his credit, the king himself stood perhaps higher in public esteem than a decade earlier.'
  6. 'The large attendances at his funeral reflected the high esteem in which he was held.'
  7. 'It highlights a problem linked to pay and conditions, hours worked and the general lack of esteem in which the public sector is now held.'
  8. 'He had a great personality and was held in high esteem by the public as he daily made sure the roads and footpaths were clean and tidy.'
  9. 'Now, judging by comments I've been hearing for months, its lending department has never stood lower in public esteem.'
  10. 'He is an honourable person respected and held in esteem by his colleagues.'

verb

Respect and admire.
  1. 'a highly esteemed scholar'
  2. 'Some immigrants, like Henry Kissinger, are among the most productive and esteemed members of American society.'
  3. 'John was a highly regarded and esteemed member of the local community and his passing evoked much sadness and sorrow in the district.'
  4. 'News of her passing was met with genuine sorrow in her home district, where she was an esteemed and highly regarded member of the community.'
  5. 'I have heard esteemed constitutional law scholars make this argument as well.'
  6. 'Besides, he is a highly esteemed reporter who has won many prizes for his books, articles and television documentaries.'
  7. 'And what does it say about a country that esteems its entertainers more than its warriors?'
  8. 'It might have been esteemed by those who knew it, but such regard does not signify popularity.'
  9. 'Leo was in his mid-50s and was a popular and esteemed member of the community.'
  10. 'In the introduction, Fergusson begins with a striking anecdote that reveals how highly Brown was esteemed by his fellow poets.'
  11. 'Now, one esteemed social critic, Jon Stewart, had something to say on the subject.'
Consider; deem.
  1. 'I would esteem it a favour if you would accept these two photos.'
  2. 'Most of the greatest minds in history belonged to those who were esteemed to be mentally unstable.'

More definitions

1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty.

2. to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless.

3. Obsolete. to set a value on; appraise. noun

4. favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard: to hold a person in esteem.

5. Archaic. opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.

More examples(as adjective)

"names can be esteemed."

"sisters can be esteemed."

"people can be esteemed."

"writers can be esteemed."

"thinkers can be esteemed."

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Origin

(esteem)Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘worth, reputation’): from Old French estime (noun), estimer (verb), from Latin aestimare ‘to estimate’. The verb was originally in the Latin sense, also ‘appraise’ (compare with estimate), used figuratively to mean ‘assess the merit of’. Current senses date from the 16th century.