misprise

Definition of misprise

 (Entry 1 of 3)

variant spelling of misprize:1

misprise

noun
mis·​prise
variants: or misprize \ mə̇ˈsprīz \
plural -s

Definition of misprise (Entry 2 of 3)

misprise

transitive verb
variants: or misprize
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of misprise (Entry 3 of 3)

obsolete
: mistake, misunderstand you spend your passion on a mispris'd mood— Shakespeare

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History and Etymology for misprise

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 18 Apr. 2021.

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