Definition of disvalue in English:

disvalue

Line breaks: dis|value
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈvaljuː
 
/

verb

[with object]
Undervalue (something or someone): I’m not going to disvalue the way they feel
More example sentences
  • Illness is an explanatory concept that describes the human perception, experience, and interpretation of certain socially disvalued states.
  • 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.
  • If we discover that attaining it has further, disvalued, consequences, we also prize it less.

noun

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A negative value or worth: a story in which exhibitionism is a disvalue
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  • Socrates means to emphasize that nothing outweighs in positive value the disvalue of doing unjust actions.
  • Traditional formulations of double effect require that the value of promoting the good end outweigh the disvalue of the harmful side effect.
  • They will act out their disvalue with the attendant social problems that ensue.

Derivatives

disvaluation

Pronunciation: /-ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • And neither does the author gain insane, orgasmic pleasure in this latest fat blasting disvaluation.
  • His underestimation of intellectual life and his disvaluation of culture, however, are not hallmarks of good tradition.
  • For examples of disvaluation and air of suspicion all we need do is to study our losses at the Museum over the last years.

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