[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.
a wrong or inadequate estimate.
blow, miscount, misunderstanding, blunder, slip, miss, overrate, misread, misinterpret, err, undervalue, misconstrue, overlook, discount, misjudge, underrate, disregard, stumble, misunderstand, underestimate
- misery index,
- misery loves company,
Origin of misestimate
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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.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.Sacred Books of the East|Various
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