misappraisal

noun
mis·​ap·​prais·​al | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce misappraisal (audio) \
plural misappraisals

Definition of misappraisal

: 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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“Misappraisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misappraisal. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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