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mis·prize

 (mĭs-prīz′)
tr.v. mis·prized, mis·priz·ing, mis·priz·es
1. To despise.
2. To undervalue.

mis·priz′er n.

misprize

(mɪsˈpraɪz) or

misprise

vb
to fail to appreciate the value of; undervalue or disparage
[C15: from Old French mesprisier, from mes- mis-1 + prisier to prize2]

mis•prize

(mɪsˈpraɪz)

v.t. -prized, -priz•ing.
to despise; undervalue.
[1300–50; < Middle French mesprisier=mes- mis-1 + prisier to prize2]

misprize


Past participle: misprized
Gerund: misprizing

Imperative
misprize
misprize
Present
I misprize
you misprize
he/she/it misprizes
we misprize
you misprize
they misprize
Preterite
I misprized
you misprized
he/she/it misprized
we misprized
you misprized
they misprized
Present Continuous
I am misprizing
you are misprizing
he/she/it is misprizing
we are misprizing
you are misprizing
they are misprizing
Present Perfect
I have misprized
you have misprized
he/she/it has misprized
we have misprized
you have misprized
they have misprized
Past Continuous
I was misprizing
you were misprizing
he/she/it was misprizing
we were misprizing
you were misprizing
they were misprizing
Past Perfect
I had misprized
you had misprized
he/she/it had misprized
we had misprized
you had misprized
they had misprized
Future
I will misprize
you will misprize
he/she/it will misprize
we will misprize
you will misprize
they will misprize
Future Perfect
I will have misprized
you will have misprized
he/she/it will have misprized
we will have misprized
you will have misprized
they will have misprized
Future Continuous
I will be misprizing
you will be misprizing
he/she/it will be misprizing
we will be misprizing
you will be misprizing
they will be misprizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misprizing
you have been misprizing
he/she/it has been misprizing
we have been misprizing
you have been misprizing
they have been misprizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misprizing
you will have been misprizing
he/she/it will have been misprizing
we will have been misprizing
you will have been misprizing
they will have been misprizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misprizing
you had been misprizing
he/she/it had been misprizing
we had been misprizing
you had been misprizing
they had been misprizing
Conditional
I would misprize
you would misprize
he/she/it would misprize
we would misprize
you would misprize
they would misprize
Past Conditional
I would have misprized
you would have misprized
he/she/it would have misprized
we would have misprized
you would have misprized
they would have misprized
References in classic literature ?
She could only cry in loud whispers, between her sobs, after her lost belief which she had planted and kept alive from a very little seed since the days in Rome--after her lost joy of clinging with silent love and faith to one who, misprized by others, was worthy in her thought-- after her lost woman's pride of reigning in his memory--after her sweet dim perspective of hope, that along some pathway they should meet with unchanged recognition and take up the backward years as a yesterday.
When you saw what a greedy little wretch you were the patron of, you determined to show her how much misused and misprized riches could do, and often had done, to spoil people; did you?
Obviously, African-American poets, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts movement of the '60s, and since, have necessarily been engaged with the larger social and historical issues because--it brooks no argument--they have been in a different political situation from that of white Americans: that is, vulnerable from the first; groups oppressed and misprized within a culture do not have the psychological luxury of ignoring the larger society and history in which they have their personal existence.
The "treasure," whose emblem is silver, is misprized if it thought to be any abstract ideal or truth .
As Peter Brooks has noted, melodrama comes to be the "dramaturgy of virtue misprized and eventually recognized.
This was a malicious epithet attached by Chopin to the violinist Antoni Katski, whom Chopin disliked and misprized, and who was not among the exiles following the November Rising.