think poorly of (someone or something)

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think poorly of (someone or something)

To have a poor or disdainful opinion about someone; to hold someone or something in low regard or esteem. I hope they don't think poorly of me for leaving my job so suddenly. I could tell the board thought poorly of my proposal.
See also: of, think
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People with positive self-concepts reported more commitment to spouses who evaluated them favorably than to spouses who thought poorly of them. For those with negative self-concepts, the more unfavorably their spouses described them, the more commitment they evidenced.