misprise

1 of 3

variant spelling of misprize:1

misprise

2 of 3

noun

mis·​prise
variants or misprize
mə̇ˈsprīz
plural -s

misprise

3 of 3

transitive verb

variants or misprize
-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: mistake, misunderstand
you spend your passion on a mispris'd moodShakespeare

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle French mespris, from mesprisier to despise, scorn

Transitive verb

Middle French mespris, past participle of mesprendre

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“Misprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misprise. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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