Meaning of misprize in English:


Pronunciation /m?s?pr??z/


[with object] rare
  • Fail to appreciate the value of (something); undervalue.

    ‘their cultures have been misprized’
    • ‘It was masked as God's speaking directly to the human spirit, but it included misprizing of the corporeal in the way that they went about it.’
    • ‘We must not see it as any misprizing of creation, as if any work of God could be evil.’
    • ‘But if one assumes any of the natural roles, misprizing externals is no longer an option.’
    • ‘The fact that in these two thousand years it was distorted in many points, misprized and misunderstood is a topic of a different chapter.’
    • ‘I am not so much patronizing the other side, rather I am misprizing ours.’
    belittle, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, deflate, trivialize, minimize, make light of, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate, underestimate


Late 15th century from Old French mesprisier, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + prisier ‘estimate the value of’.