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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.


vb (tr)
to consider of little value


(dɪsˈvæl yu)

n., v. -ued, -u•ing. n.
1. disesteem; disparagement.
2. Archaic. to depreciate; disparage.
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On the other hand, some people who acquire internet accessibility and new gadgets like mobile phones are all the day engaged in unnecessary calls or chatting with friends which means they are disvaluing time.
(3.) Although, in what follows, I focus on the relations between pro-attitudes and valuing, the claims I make are also meant to apply, mutatis mutandis, to the relations between con-attitudes and disvaluing.
Moreover, by tightly intertwining femininity and care work, rather than highlighting this work as part of the domestic vocation of every person, the papal approach risks complicity in the very problems--the disvaluing of women's contributions, and the socio-economic exploitation of the work of the home--it seeks to ameliorate.