[ dis-prahyz ]
/ dɪsˈpraɪz /
verb (used with object), dis·prized, dis·priz·ing.
to hold in small esteem; disdain.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of disprize
1425–75; late Middle English disprisen<Anglo-French, Middle French despriser, late variant of despreis(i)er to dispraise
Words nearby disprize
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Example sentences from the Web for disprize
And especially from Dixie, the capricious; otherwise, she might win him by a glance and a smile, and then disprize him forever.Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for disprize
/ (dɪsˈpraɪz) /
(tr) archaic to scorn; disdain
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