miscast

verb mis·cast \ ˌmis-ˈkast \
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of miscast

miscast; miscasting
: to cast in an unsuitable role
  • life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother
  • —Edna Ferber

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First Known Use of miscast

1925

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MISCAST Defined for English Language Learners

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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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