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disprize

[dis-prahyz] /dɪsˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), disprized, disprizing.
1.
to hold in small esteem; disdain.
Origin of disprize
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English disprisen < Anglo-French, Middle French despriser, late variant of despreis(i)er to dispraise
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  • And especially from Dixie, the capricious; otherwise, she might win him by a glance and a smile, and then disprize him forever.

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disprize

/dɪsˈpraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to scorn; disdain
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