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.

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Origin of misestimate

First recorded in 1835–45; mis-1 + estimate

OTHER WORDS FROM misestimate

mis·es·ti·ma·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.