misreckon

verb, transitive + intransitive mis·reck·on \ ˌmis-ˈre-kən \

Definition of misreckon

misreckoned; misreckoning
: to reckon wrongly
  • … I realized with a pang of dismay that I had misreckoned the time while I lay in the utter darkness of my cell.
  • —Edgar Rice Burroughs
: to make an incorrect estimate, judgment, or calculation
  • Yet in this sending of me to the Tower, these dogs who design it misreckon foully.
  • —W. Outram Tristram

misreckoning

noun, plural misreckonings
    • … I have learned to accept my responsibility and to forgive myself first, then to apologize to anyone injured by my misreckoning.
    • —Maya Angelou

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