misestimate

[ verb mis-es-tuh-meyt; noun mis-es-tuh-mit ]
/ verb mɪsˈɛs təˌmeɪt; noun mɪsˈɛs tə mɪt /

verb (used with object), mis·es·ti·mat·ed, mis·es·ti·mat·ing.

to estimate wrongly or inadequately.

noun

a wrong or inadequate estimate.

Origin of misestimate

First recorded in 1835–45; mis-1 + estimate
Related formsmis·es·ti·ma·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for mis-estimation

misestimate


v.

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

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