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Mischaracterize

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Mischaracterize To characterize falsely or erroneously; to give a wrong character to. "They totally mischaracterize the action."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mischaracterize To characterize falsely or erroneously; impute a wrong character to.
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Usage


In news:

We will not knowingly misrepresent or mischaracterize facts or authorities or affirmatively mislead another party or its counsel in negotiations.
DENVER — A top Air Force Academy commander who helped the school recover from a sexual assault scandal but later came under fire over a mischaracterization of the faculty's credentials is retiring.
A top Air Force Academy commander who helped the school recover from a sexual assault scandal but later came under fire over a mischaracterization of the faculty's credentials is retiring.
Five Oakland circuit judges grossly mischaracterized.
If we are going to have a reasoned debate on fracking, let's at least try to stick with the facts and leave the mischaracterizations and childish name-calling to the schoolyard.
Correction to This Article The article on the future of NASA mischaracterized a rocket test scheduled for this month NASA will conduct a static test-firing of a first-stage motor designed for the Ares I rocket.
Several prominent Catholic scientists said their religion was perfectly compatible with science, and the only apparent problem in the homily came from the way the pope mischaracterized evolution as random.
Clinton mischaracterizes intransigence of both parties.
Headline mischaracterized Board of Pharmacy's stance.
An article in Tuesday's Times mischaracterized events at a Massena village board meeting.
That was among the lines by the former president and others Wednesday that either cherry-picked facts or mischaracterized the opposition.
Update (4 PM): After I posted this story, Kapur updated his story to correct its mischaracterization of Paul Ryan's comments during last night's debate.
I've become weary of these campaigns of misinformation and mischaracterization and feel compelled to add some Midwestern common sense into the mix.
An accomplished Long Island urologist is challenging a new prostate cancer-screening study he says "mischaracterizes" care standards and "demonizes" doctors in an effort to perpetuate a health care monopoly.
Most major media outlets are still mischaracterizing it as a battle of Big Tech vs Big Media, which is a convenient way around the fact that it was the People vs Big Media.
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