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

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misanalysis was in 1906

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“Misanalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misanalysis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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