Definition of miscast
: to cast in an unsuitable role life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother — Edna Ferber
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So, was Erving perhaps miscast as an inside lineman when the Browns drafted him?
Experts said Sanders miscast Trump’s tax plan and the Democratic calculations are overly simple.
Bradley, perhaps as much as anyone on the Celtics, has been miscast as a defensive specialist.
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MISCAST Defined for English Language Learners
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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