transitive verb Date: 1611 to esteem wrongly; especially to hold in too little regard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Misesteem — Mis es*teem , n. [Cf. F. m[ e]sestime.] Want of esteem; disrespect. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misesteem — index misjudge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misesteem — [mis΄e stēm′] vt. to fail to have the proper esteem for n. a lack of proper esteem …   English World dictionary

  • misesteem — I. |mis+ transitive verb Etymology: mis (I) + esteem (v.) : to esteem wrongly : to hold in too little regard the public misesteems him, though he has done valuable scientific research II. noun Etymolo …   Useful english dictionary

  • misesteem — /mis e steem /, v.t. to fail to value or respect properly. [1605 15; MIS 1 + ESTEEM] * * * …   Universalium

  • misesteem — mis·esteem …   English syllables

  • misesteem — /mɪsəsˈtim/ (say misuhs teem) verb (t) to esteem wrongly; fail to esteem or respect properly …   Australian English dictionary

  • mis- — prefix Etymology: partly from Middle English, from Old English; partly from Middle English mes , mis , from Anglo French mes , of Germanic origin; akin to Old English mis ; akin to Old English missan to miss 1. a. badly ; wrongly < misjudge > b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misjudge — I verb be bewildered, be perplexed, blunder, err, err in judgment, estimate incorrectly, fail to recognize, have a wrong impression, judge erroneously, judge inaccurately, judge wrongly, make a mistake, make an error, male iudicare, misapprehend …   Law dictionary

  • err — Synonyms and related words: backslide, be in error, be mistaken, be wrong, blunder, bungle, commit sin, degenerate, deviate, divagate, do amiss, do wrong, drift, excurse, fall, fall into error, foozle, go adrift, go amiss, go astray, go awry, go… …   Moby Thesaurus

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