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tr.v. dis·val·ued, dis·val·u·ing, dis·val·ues
To regard as of little or no value: "Modern culture ... has disvalued chastity, fidelity, and also piety" (Peter Kreeft).
A negative value of something.
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vb (tr)
to consider of little value
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(dɪsˈvæl yu)

n., v. -ued, -u•ing. n.
1. disesteem; disparagement.
2. Archaic. to depreciate; disparage.
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Furthermore, those objecting might not desire to buy or sell eggs or get into selective nightclubs--think in this regard of the colloquial expression "Easy for you to say!"-or might feel disvalued by the emphasis on traits they may not have as much of as they want.
This questioned the council and brought dissatisfaction among the members of why Malong disvalued the council and moved on with his contrary decision," stressed Thiik.
Any moral theory which was not explicitly utilitarian, but still had an aggregative component that disvalued suffering, would consider suffering risks as something to avoid.
In civilized man the variety of the valued and disvalued increases greatly.
Otherwise the victims may be discriminated or disvalued. The healthcare professional may evaluate this opportunity for reporting the victim in order to lend a hand leading a way out of human trafficking.
His effort goes toward understanding "the essence of nihilism and its long history if we begin with the guiding concepts of metaphysics and gnoseology: hence, our reading of nihilism is carried out in front of the tribunal of first philosophy: "Nihilism is not primarily an event through which the most noble values are disvalued, nor is it primarily the announcement that 'God is dead'; rather, it is the forgetting of being, the crisis of the idea of truth, the abandonment of unchanging realities and truths, and the paralysis of meaning."
Indeed, in extreme cases, individual well-being may be so contrary to widely held values that well-being can come to be disvalued. Likewise, it seems that individuals who have sacrificed their own interests value well-being less than do individuals who are largely self-interested.
We are as mystified by WHB's criticism of our article for allegedly using $2 million as the value of a year in prison as we are curious as to whether they believe that a year in prison on average should be disvalued at more than $43-$48 million.
This type of case is easily generated since we simply imagine cases where a person or the state has a right to implement a just punishment or other greatly disvalued state and the person facing this outcome (roughly) gives free and informed consent to substitute extremely harsh treatment for incarceration.
Adolescents' use of socially disvalued media: Towards a theory of media delinquency.