misdescribe

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

Definition of misdescribe

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

First Known Use of misdescribe

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Misdescribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdescribe. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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