mis·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion ˌmis-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce miseducation (audio)
plural miseducations
: poor, wrong, or harmful education
… it's getting easier to blame the miseducation of poor students solely on lack of discipline.The New York Times Book Review

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mental health stigma can also lead to Blacks repressing their symptoms and miseducation about mental illness and suicide — suggesting that Black people do not experience either. Maia Niguel Hoskin, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Woodson abandoned two prestigious academic leadership roles to focus on funding and leading an association dedicated to ending miseducation for good. Byellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 31 Jan. 2023 The ways in which the best American filmmakers are contending with the past reflect and resist the falsifications, denials, and suppressions of history that are integral to the right wing’s political agenda of miseducation. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022 Yes - there is a tremendous amount of misconception and miseducation surrounding the vaccine. Risa Sarachan, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Experts also say that miseducation about dementia is compounded by a lack of widespread awareness and basic literacy surrounding memory health in the United States. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Gen Z’s miseducation begins with Sheng’s questionable tutelage — his inept pedagogy teaches how to be alarmed and offended instead of bringing facts of art history and providing context for cultural understanding. Armond White, National Review, 20 Oct. 2021 There’s still a staggering amount of misinformation around HIV and AIDS, and miseducation around which words can cause harm. Raven Smith, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2021 Against the technologically sophisticated and more dangerous miseducation of Chinese youth, America needs to launch an even stronger effort to argue for the truth. Paul Wolfowitz And Bill Drexel, WSJ, 20 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miseducation was in 1611

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“Miseducation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miseducation. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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