transitive verb-·prized′, -·priz′ing
Origin of misprizeMiddle English mesprisen from Old French mesprisier from mes-, mis- + prisier from Late Latin pretiare, to value from Classical Latin pretium, a price
transitive verbmis·prized, mis·priz·ing, mis·priz·es
- To despise.
- To undervalue.
(third-person singular simple present misprizes, present participle misprizing, simple past and past participle misprized)
- (obsolete, rare) Contempt. [16th-19th c.]
From Middle French mespriser (verb), mespris (noun).