mis·​es·​ti·​mate ˌmis-ˈe-stə-ˌmāt How to pronounce misestimate (audio)
misestimated; misestimating

transitive verb

: to estimate (something) wrongly
He reopens one of the epic disputes of the cold war, namely whether the C.I.A. misestimated Soviet military and economic strength in the 1970's …Philip Taubman
misestimate noun
plural misestimates
His misestimate was big but inconsequential, at least in the short term. Ross Ramsey
misestimation noun
plural misestimations
a serious misestimation of the charges

Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misestimate was in 1809

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Cite this Entry

“Misestimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misestimate. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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