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misprize

or mis·prise

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

to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn.

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Origin of misprize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misprize

mis·priz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misprize

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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