American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To despise.
- v. To undervalue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mistake; misconception; error; blunder.
- To mistake; misconstrue.
- To slight or undervalue; disparage; despise.
- n. Contempt; scorn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To slight or undervalue.
“The only word that's out of place is "misprize," meaning "to undervalue.”
“Yet I would not misprize the cats of Seville, which apparently have their money price.”
“Let everything that we say, my fellow-countrymen, everything that we henceforth plan and accomplish, ring true to this response till the majesty and might of our concerted power shall fill the thought and utterly defeat the force of those who flout and misprize what we honor and hold dear.”
“What was it that enabled him, short of being a monster with visibly cloven feet and exhaling brimstone, to misprize so cruelly a nature like his wife's and to walk about the world with such a handsome invincible grin?”
“His verse seems to me not poetry, but the materials of poetry, like one's emotions; yet I would not misprize it, and I am glad to own that I have had moments of great pleasure in it.”
“Which word doesn't belong? apprehend comprehend misprision misprize prison surprise”
“If you’ll check the second entry for misprision in the Oxford English Dictionary, you’ll find a derivation, not from the French mesprendre, but from the English misprize.”
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