Disprize
Disprize Dis*prize", v. t. [Cf. {Dispraise}.] To depreciate. [R.] --Cotton (Ode to Lydia). [1913 Webster]

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  • disprize — index contemn, decry, derogate, minimize, misprize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disprize — [dis prīz′, dis′prīz′] vt. disprized, disprizing [ME disprisen < OFr despriser, var. of despreisier: see DISPRAISE] Archaic to regard as of low value; not prize …   English World dictionary

  • disprize — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English disprisen, from Anglo French despriser Date: 15th century archaic undervalue, scorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disprize — /dis pruyz /, v.t., disprized, disprizing. to hold in small esteem; disdain. [1425 75; late ME disprisen < AF, MF despriser, late var. of despreis(i)er to DISPRAISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disprize — v. depreciate, undervalue; disdain, scorn (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disprize — dis·prize …   English syllables

  • disprize — dis•prize [[t]dɪsˈpraɪz[/t]] v. t. prized, priz•ing to hold in small esteem; disdain • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME disprisen < AF, MF despriser, late var. of despreis(i)er to dispraise …   From formal English to slang

  • disprize — /dɪsˈpraɪz/ (say dis pruyz) verb (t) (disprized, disprizing) Obsolete to hold in small esteem; disdain …   Australian English dictionary

  • disprize — dəˈsprīz, (ˈ)di|s transitive verb Etymology: Middle French despriser, from Old French despreisier, desprisier more at dispraise 1. obsolete : undervalue, underestimate 2. : to hold in contempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dispraise — Dis*praise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispraised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispraising}.] [OE. dispreisen, OF. desprisier, despreisier, F. d[ e]priser; pref. des (L. dis ) + prisier, F. priser, to prize, praise. See {Praise}, and cf. {Disprize},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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