under valuation

undervalue

[uhn-der-val-yoo]
verb (used with object), undervalued, undervaluing.
1.
to value below the real worth; put too low a value on.
2.
to diminish in value; make of less value.
3.
to have insufficient regard or esteem for; hold too low an opinion of.

Origin:
1590–1600; under- + value

undervaluation, noun


1. underrate, underestimate, depreciate.
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undervalue (ˌʌndəˈvæljuː)
 
vb , -values, -valuing, -valued
(tr) to value at too low a level or price
 
undervalu'ation
 
n
 
under'valuer
 
n

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undervalue
1596, "to rate as inferior in value" (to), from under + value (v.). Sense of "to estimate or esteem too low" is recorded from 1611. Meaning "to rate at too low a monetary value" is attested from 1622.
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