Esteem vs Null - What's the difference?

esteem | null |

As nouns the difference between esteem and null

is that esteem is favourable regard while null is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.

As a verb esteem

is to set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.



Alternative forms

* (archaic) * esteeme (obsolete)


  • favourable regard
  • Derived terms

    * self-esteem


    (en verb)
  • To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.
  • * Bible, Job xxxvi. 19
  • Will he esteem thy riches?
  • * Tennyson
  • You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it.
  • To regard something as valuable; to prize.
  • To look upon something in a particular way.
  • Mary is an esteemed member of the community.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 15
  • Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
  • * Bishop Gardiner
  • Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence.
  • * Hawthorne
  • Famous men, whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural.
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, ch. V, ''The English
  • And greatly do I respect the solid character, — a blockhead, thou wilt say; yes, but a well- conditioned blockhead, and the best-conditioned, — who esteems all ‘Customs once solemnly acknowledged’ to be ultimate, divine, and the rule for a man to walk by, nothing doubting, not inquiring farther.
  • (obsolete) To judge; to estimate; to appraise
  • The Earth, which I esteem unable to reflect the rays of the Sun.








    (en noun)
  • A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  • Zero]] quantity of [[expression, expressions; nothing.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • Something that has no force or meaning.
  • (computing) the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
  • (computing) the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
  • Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null .
  • One of the beads in nulled work.
  • (statistics) null hypothesis
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no validity, "null and void"
  • insignificant
  • * 1924 , Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove :
  • In proportion as we descend the social scale our snobbishness fastens on to mere nothings which are perhaps no more null than the distinctions observed by the aristocracy, but, being more obscure, more peculiar to the individual, take us more by surprise.
  • absent or non-existent
  • (mathematics) of the null set
  • (mathematics) of or comprising a value of precisely zero
  • (genetics, of a mutation) causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.
  • Derived terms

    * nullity


    (en verb)
  • to nullify; to annul
  • (Milton)

    See also

    * nil ----