mischaracterization

noun
mis·​char·​ac·​ter·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌmis-ˌker-ik-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce mischaracterization (audio) , -ˌka-rik- \
plural mischaracterizations

Definition of mischaracterization

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Mischaracterization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mischaracterization. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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