misanalysis

noun
mis·​anal·​y·​sis | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce misanalysis (audio) \
plural misanalyses\ ˌmis-​ə-​ˈna-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce misanalyses (audio) \

Definition of misanalysis

: the act or an instance of analyzing something improperly : bad or incorrect analysis … is indelibly associated with what is surely one of the two or three greatest disasters in the history of American foreign policy—the misanalysis of the Chinese revolution of the 1940s …— Chalmers Johnson

First Known Use of misanalysis

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Misanalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misanalysis. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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