mis·​im·​pres·​sion | \ ˌmi-sim-ˈpre-shən How to pronounce misimpression (audio) \

Definition of misimpression

: a mistaken impression

Examples of misimpression in a Sentence

she was under the misimpression that the class was for beginners, but it was actually for advanced students
Recent Examples on the Web That’s given a misimpression about West Side Story, which is that the Jets and the Sharks are the Capulets and the Montagues. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 27 Mar. 2022 City special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan also has expressed reservations in the past, saying the facilities could risk legal problems, neighborhood tension and giving a misimpression that drug use is safe. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 30 Nov. 2021 Eli Nicolosi, the Republican chairman in Winnebago County, which includes Rockford, had the misimpression that the bill was full of social policies that had nothing to do with infrastructure, some of which are in the reconciliation bill. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 This is a common misimpression among the Military History gang. Noam Cohen, Wired, 7 Sep. 2021 Another significant misimpression from the article relates to a reference about an instructor who spoke against vaccination. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, 18 Nov. 2019 People have a misimpression — marketing doesn’t mean advertising. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 3 Nov. 2019 The narrative is based on innuendo, half-truths, misimpressions and mischaracterizations. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2019 This terrible misimpression grieves Ken Cuccinelli. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, 3 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of misimpression

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Misimpression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misimpression. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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