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

Definition of misimpression

: a mistaken impression

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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 Another significant misimpression from the article relates to a reference about an instructor who spoke against vaccination. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: St. Paul College addressing problems, holds firm to standards of excellence," 18 Nov. 2019 People have a misimpression — marketing doesn’t mean advertising. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Why did Molson Coors — a beer company that is one of Colorado’s most iconic brands — move its headquarters to Chicago?," 3 Nov. 2019 The narrative is based on innuendo, half-truths, misimpressions and mischaracterizations. oregonlive, "Kansas Jayhawks release statement regarding NCAA’s notice of allegations," 24 Sep. 2019 This terrible misimpression grieves Ken Cuccinelli. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "Column: More new citizens? It’s no credit to Trump.," 3 July 2019 The town released a statement, which read in part: The town regrets any statement made on its behalf in the immediate aftermath of the incident … and … regrets the misimpression of DJ Henry these statements may have caused. James Brown, CBS News, "Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?," 22 June 2019 Thus, lawmakers have an opportunity to propose the inclusion of details that may be necessary to correct any misimpressions; or Democrats could prepare their own summary in an effort to demonstrate Nunes’s partisan spin. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Clamor over the Nunes ‘FISA Abuse’ Memo," 25 Jan. 2018 Many in the local tourism industry say visitors have been scared away by the misimpression that the entire area has been reduced to ash and rubble. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Napa Valley Wine Country Survives Fire, Struggles With Drop in Visitors," 4 Dec. 2017 Clinton would say things that were technically true but that created a misimpression that kind of intentionally sent people in the wrong direction. David Friend, Newsweek, "Before Trump Was President, Online Sex Videos, Bill Clinton and the Naughty '90s Changed America," 7 Sep. 2017

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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 7 Mar. 2021.

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