misappraisal

noun mis·ap·prais·al \ ˌmis-ə-ˈprā-zəl \

Definition of misappraisal

plural misappraisals
: the act or an instance of appraising something or someone wrongly : bad or incorrect appraisal
  • … the misappraisal of risk is one of the most important catalysts of any boom and bust cycle, and … it is complacency that allows the proper assessment of risk to go off course in the first place.
  • —Axel Merk

First Known Use of misappraisal

1911

in the meaning defined above

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