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[dis-prahyz] /dɪsˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), disprized, disprizing.
to hold in small esteem; disdain.
Origin of disprize
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English disprisen < Anglo-French, Middle French despriser, late variant of despreis(i)er to dispraise Unabridged
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  • The pangs of disprized love were so bitter that he began to claim revenge, revenge especially on her.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • She wanted to talk to Jim because she felt so disprized and downtrodden that she wanted to see somebody who adored her.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for disprized


(transitive) (archaic) to scorn; disdain
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