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misestimate

[verb mis-es-tuh-meyt; noun mis-es-tuh-mit]
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verb (used with object), mis·es·ti·mat·ed, mis·es·ti·mat·ing.
  1. to estimate wrongly or inadequately.
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noun
  1. a wrong or inadequate estimate.
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Origin of misestimate

First recorded in 1835–45; mis-1 + estimate
Related formsmis·es·ti·ma·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    Heroes and Hero Worship

    Thomas Carlyle

  • 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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