misreckon

verb
mis·​reck·​on | \ ˌmis-ˈre-kən How to pronounce misreckon (audio) \
misreckoned; misreckoning

Definition of misreckon

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Other Words from misreckon

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

First Known Use of misreckon

1584, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misreckon was in 1584

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“Misreckon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misreckon. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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