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dis·prize

 (dĭs-prīz′)
tr.v. dis·prized, dis·priz·ing, dis·priz·es Archaic
To disdain or undervalue; scorn.

[Middle English disprisen, from Old French desprisier; see dispraise.]

disprize

(dɪsˈpraɪz)
vb
(tr) archaic to scorn; disdain

dis•prize

(dɪsˈpraɪz)

v.t. -prized, -priz•ing.
to hold in small esteem; disdain.
[1425–75; late Middle English disprisen < Anglo-French, Middle French despriser, late variant of despreis(i)er to dispraise]

disprize


Past participle: disprized
Gerund: disprizing

Imperative
disprize
disprize
Present
I disprize
you disprize
he/she/it disprizes
we disprize
you disprize
they disprize
Preterite
I disprized
you disprized
he/she/it disprized
we disprized
you disprized
they disprized
Present Continuous
I am disprizing
you are disprizing
he/she/it is disprizing
we are disprizing
you are disprizing
they are disprizing
Present Perfect
I have disprized
you have disprized
he/she/it has disprized
we have disprized
you have disprized
they have disprized
Past Continuous
I was disprizing
you were disprizing
he/she/it was disprizing
we were disprizing
you were disprizing
they were disprizing
Past Perfect
I had disprized
you had disprized
he/she/it had disprized
we had disprized
you had disprized
they had disprized
Future
I will disprize
you will disprize
he/she/it will disprize
we will disprize
you will disprize
they will disprize
Future Perfect
I will have disprized
you will have disprized
he/she/it will have disprized
we will have disprized
you will have disprized
they will have disprized
Future Continuous
I will be disprizing
you will be disprizing
he/she/it will be disprizing
we will be disprizing
you will be disprizing
they will be disprizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disprizing
you have been disprizing
he/she/it has been disprizing
we have been disprizing
you have been disprizing
they have been disprizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disprizing
you will have been disprizing
he/she/it will have been disprizing
we will have been disprizing
you will have been disprizing
they will have been disprizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disprizing
you had been disprizing
he/she/it had been disprizing
we had been disprizing
you had been disprizing
they had been disprizing
Conditional
I would disprize
you would disprize
he/she/it would disprize
we would disprize
you would disprize
they would disprize
Past Conditional
I would have disprized
you would have disprized
he/she/it would have disprized
we would have disprized
you would have disprized
they would have disprized
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