misestimate

[verb mis-es-tuh-meyt; noun mis-es-tuh-mit]
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of misestimate

  • I believe we misestimate Mahomet's faults even as faults: but the secret of him will never be got by dwelling there.

  • I believe we misestimate Mohammed's faults even as faults: but the secret of him will never be got by dwelling there.


Word Origin and History for misestimate
v.

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

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