from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Archaic To disdain or undervalue; scorn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To depreciate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To depreciate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To undervalue; depreciate; disparage.


Middle English disprisen, from Old French desprisier; see dispraise.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dis- +‎ prize. Compare dispraise. (Wiktionary)



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