misprize

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verb mis·prize \ˌmis-ˈprīz\

Definition of misprize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hold in contempt :  despise

  3. 2 :  undervalue

Origin and Etymology of misprize

Anglo-French mespriser, from mes- mis- + priser, preiser to appraise — more at prize


First Known Use: 15th century

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