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disprize

[dis-prahyz]
verb (used with object), dis·prized, dis·priz·ing.
  1. to hold in small esteem; disdain.
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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
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  • The pangs of disprized love were so bitter that he began to claim revenge, revenge especially on her.

  • She wanted to talk to Jim because she felt so disprized and downtrodden that she wanted to see somebody who adored her.


British Dictionary definitions for disprized

disprize

verb
  1. (tr) archaic to scorn; disdain
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