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misestimate

[verb mis-es-tuh-meyt; noun mis-es-tuh-mit] /verb mɪsˈɛs təˌmeɪt; noun mɪsˈɛs tə mɪt/
verb (used with object), misestimated, misestimating.
1.
to estimate wrongly or inadequately.
noun
2.
a wrong or inadequate estimate.
Origin of misestimate
1835-1845
1835-45; mis-1 + estimate
Related forms
misestimation, noun
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  • I believe we misestimate Mohammed's faults even as faults: but the secret of him will never be got by dwelling there.

  • I believe we misestimate Mahomet's faults even as faults: but the secret of him will never be got by dwelling there.

    Heroes and Hero Worship Thomas Carlyle
Word Origin and History for misestimate
v.

1778, from mis- (1) + estimate (v.). Related: Misestimated; misestimating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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