disprize

[dis-prahyz]

Origin of disprize

1425–75; late Middle English disprisen < Anglo-French, Middle French despriser, late variant of despreis(i)er to dispraise
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Examples from the Web for disprize

Historical Examples of 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

disprize

verb
  1. (tr) archaic to scorn; disdain
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