misestimate

verb mis·es·ti·mate \ ˌmis-ˈe-stə-ˌmāt \

Definition of misestimate

misestimated; misestimating
: 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

play \ˌmis-ˈe-stə-mət\ noun, plural misestimates
    • His misestimate was big but inconsequential, at least in the short term.
    • —Ross Ramsey

misestimation

play \ˌmis-ˌe-stə-ˈmā-shən\ noun, plural misestimations
    • a serious misestimation of the charges

First Known Use of misestimate

1809

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