mischaracterization

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

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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