Definitions

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  • adj. Not prized; unappreciated, considered of little value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not valued, as being either below or beyond valuation.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ prized

Examples

  • Britain must first cultivate its own native art — "treasures oft unprized, unknown" — instead of prizing foreign "gems far less rich than those, thus precious, and thus lost"

    The Ruins of Empire: Nationalism, Art, and Empire in Hemans's Modern Greece

  • The white hour of life be restored, that passed thee unprized, undescribed!

    0 1169. A Far Cry to Heaven by Edith Matilda Thomas. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900

  • One improvement clamors loudly for another, and money was still coming in from the most unexpected sources, so new furniture was bought to take the place of unprized chairs and tables long ago salvaged from the Bolton wreck.

    An Alabaster Box

  • There is no day but the will of God, and he who is of the night cannot be for ever allowed to roam the day; unfelt, unprized, the light must be taken from him, that he may know what the darkness is.

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

  • The light silky variety of that staple was entirely unknown, and even after its discovery was for a long time unprized, and its habitat and peculiar characteristics little understood.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • The light silky variety of that staple was entirely unknown, and even after its discovery was for a longtime unprized, and its habitat and peculiar characteristics little understood.

    Bricks Without Straw

  • The woman that might have made a man of him, had there been the stuff, passed from him an unprized gift, a thing to which he made Hades welcome.

    There & Back

  • In the mean time how many, with the legs and the brain of the hare, will think they are gaining it, while they are losing things whose loss will make any prize unprized!

    Sir Gibbie

  • Could he not restore its property as the dowry of his unprized daughter! it would be to him but a trifle!

    What's Mine's Mine — Complete

  • Part of the secret was that when he began to make his collection these things were not valued, and he obtained many of his most precious relics by merely taking the trouble to carry them away from the garrets in which they were mouldering into dust, unprized and unknown.

    Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

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