Synonyms and Antonyms of misprision

  1. 1 open dislike for someone or something considered unworthy of one's concern or respect his intense misprision for comic books and other “trash literature” is well known Synonyms contemptuousness, despisement, despite, despitefulness, disdain, contempt, scornRelated Words abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hate, hatred, loathing, lovelessness; cattiness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, gall, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; aspersion, belittlement, deprecation, depreciation, detraction, diminishment, disparagement; derision, mockery, ridicule; abuse, invective, vituperation; censure, condemnation, denunciationNear Antonyms acceptance, tolerance; adoration, adulation, deference, deification, glorification, idolatry, idolization, lionization, reverence, veneration, worship; affection, fancy, fondness, liking, loveAntonyms admiration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect

  2. 2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action an elected official charged with misprision and bribery Synonyms default, delinquency, dereliction, failure, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, oversightRelated Words carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)

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