misprize

verb
mis·​prize | \ ˌmis-ˈprīz How to pronounce misprize (audio) \
misprized; misprizing; misprizes

Definition of misprize

transitive verb

1 : to hold in contempt : despise

First Known Use of misprize

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for misprize

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

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