- to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn.
Origin of misprize
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Examples from the Web for misprize
But of course she wasn't; youth will ever misprize till it must mourn its blessings.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
Yet I would not misprize the cats of Seville, which apparently have their money price.Familiar Spanish Travels
W. D. Howells
Yet she would not speak her thought, lest he should misprize her.Tales from the Old French
People are too apt to misprize this sort of politeness of mere habit; yet, as far as it goes, it is an excellent thing.
- to fail to appreciate the value of; undervalue or disparage
C15: from Old French mesprisier, from mes- mis- 1 + prisier to prize ²
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