miscast

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verb mis·cast \ˌmis-ˈkast\

Definition of miscast

miscast

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miscasting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cast in an unsuitable role life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother — Edna Ferber

1925

First Known Use of miscast

1925


MISCAST Defined for English Language Learners

miscast

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verb mis·cast \ˌmis-ˈkast\

Definition of miscast for English Language Learners

  • : to give (an actor) a role for which the actor is not suited

  • : to make bad choices in selecting actors for (something, such as a play or movie)

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