Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To estimate incorrectly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To estimate erroneously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To estimate erroneously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To estimate erroneously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb calculate incorrectly
  • verb judge incorrectly

Etymologies

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mis- +‎ estimate

Examples

  • In most actions, dogs do not grossly misestimate their abilities.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • In most actions, dogs do not grossly misestimate their abilities.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • For many people, the a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • For many people, a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • For many people, the a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • For many people, the a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • For many people, the a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • For many people, the a risky 3% gambling opportunity might just look like it could pay off, if they misestimate the size of the risk involved in a copycat business.

    Daily Links, March 25, 2007

  • Inside of 100 yards, you can be 6 inches off if you misestimate the wind or drop, and you'll still hit a deer in the vitals.

    Firstest With the Mostest

  • Because of hostility and resentment, I may misestimate or entirely misunderstand someone else's attitude toward me, suspecting them of trying to do me in, when in fact there is nothing to the suggestion.

    Warranted Christian Belief

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