mis·​de·​scribe ˌmis-di-ˈskrīb How to pronounce misdescribe (audio)
misdescribed; misdescribing

transitive verb

: to describe (something) wrongly
It may even be that left and right, radical and conservative misdescribe as much as they describe our everyday experience.J. Peter Euben

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdescribe was in 1827

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“Misdescribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdescribe. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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