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

  • transitive verb To despise.
  • transitive verb To undervalue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To slight or undervalue; disparage; despise.
  • To mistake; misconstrue.
  • noun Contempt; scorn.
  • noun Mistake; misconception; error; blunder.

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

  • transitive verb To slight or undervalue.

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

  • verb To despise or hold in contempt
  • verb To undervalue


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  • 1) to hold in contempt: despise

    2) undervalue

    May 12, 2008

  • v.t.

    to slight or undervalue.

    "O for those vanished hours, so much misprized!" --Hilhouse.

    December 30, 2008

  • Also root of misprision, a very cool word.

    December 30, 2008