misassumption

noun

mis·​as·​sump·​tion ˌmis-ə-ˈsəm(p)-shən How to pronounce misassumption (audio)
plural misassumptions
: something that is incorrectly assumed to be granted or true : a mistaken assumption
I shudder to think of how much margarine I ate growing up on the misassumption that it was somehow healthier.Richard T. Bosshardt
misassume transitive verb
misassumed; misassuming
… a lot of boys get shunted into programs that misassume what they can and can't do … Richard Whitmire

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misassumption was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Misassumption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misassumption. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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