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miscast

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verb mis·cast \ˌmis-ˈkast\

Simple Definition of miscast

  • : to give (an actor) a role for which the actor is not suited

  • : to make bad choices in selecting actors for (something, such as a play or movie)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of miscast

miscast

miscasting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cast in an unsuitable role <life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother — Edna Ferber>


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