misprize

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to hold in contempt : despise
2

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of misprize was in the 15th century

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“Misprize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misprize. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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