mischaracterization

noun mis·char·ac·ter·i·za·tion \ ˌmis-ˌker-ik-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən , -ˌka-rik- \

Definition of mischaracterization

plural mischaracterizations
: the act or an instance of characterizing someone or something wrongly
  • It is impossible to catalog here the leaps of logic, mischaracterizations, and outright errors that permeate their book …
  • —Dmitri Tymoczko

First Known Use of mischaracterization

1900

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