One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbdisvaluing, disvalued, disvalues[with object]
Undervalue (something or someone)‘I'm not going to disvalue the way they feel’
- ‘Illness is an explanatory concept that describes the human perception, experience, and interpretation of certain socially disvalued states.’
- ‘If we discover that attaining it has further, disvalued, consequences, we also prize it less.’
- ‘A less restrictive approach is that of critical-level utilitarianism, which disvalues only individuals whose utility level is below some fixed, low but positive threshold.’
- ‘It is unlikely that our finding reflects a reporting bias such as might occur when women are more reticent about admitting to disvalued behaviors.’
A negative value or worth.
- ‘Traditional formulations of double effect require that the value of promoting the good end outweigh the disvalue of the harmful side effect.’
- ‘Socrates means to emphasize that nothing outweighs in positive value the disvalue of doing unjust actions.’
- ‘Rather, expected good is calculated by multiplying the value or disvalue of possible outcomes by rational or justified probability estimates.’
- ‘It would be pedantic to claim instead that inequality has disvalue.’
- ‘They will act out their disvalue with the attendant social problems that ensue.’
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