misprise

[ mis-prahyz ]
/ mɪsˈpraɪz /
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verb (used with object), mis·prised, mis·pris·ing.


Nearby words

  1. misplaced modifier,
  2. misplay,
  3. misplead,
  4. mispleading,
  5. misprint,
  6. misprision,
  7. misprize,
  8. mispronounce,
  9. mispronunciation,
  10. misproud

Related formsmis·pris·er, noun

misprize

or mis·prise

[ mis-prahyz ]
/ mɪsˈpraɪz /

verb (used with object), mis·prized, mis·priz·ing.

to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn.

Origin of misprize

1300–50; Middle English misprise < Middle French mesprisier, equivalent to mes- mis-1 + prisier to prize2

Related formsmis·priz·er, noun

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Examples from the Web for misprise

  • The penalty for disobeying is imprisonment, without bail or misprise, and a fine of ten pounds.

  • If an offender can't pay the fine, he shall be imprisoned a year more, without bail or misprise.



British Dictionary definitions for misprise

misprize

misprise

/ (mɪsˈpraɪz) /

verb

to fail to appreciate the value of; undervalue or disparage

Word Origin for misprize

C15: from Old French mesprisier, from mes- mis- 1 + prisier to prize ²

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