misestimate

[verb mis-es-tuh-meyt; noun mis-es-tuh-mit]

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.

Nearby words

  1. miserly,
  2. misery,
  3. misery index,
  4. misery loves company,
  5. misesteem,
  6. misfeasance,
  7. misfeasor,
  8. misfeature,
  9. misfeed,
  10. misfield

Origin of misestimate

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

Related formsmis·es·ti·ma·tion, noun

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Examples 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.



Word Origin and History for misestimate

misestimate

v.

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

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