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misdescribe

[mis-di-skrahyb]
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verb (used with or without object), mis·de·scribed, mis·de·scrib·ing.
  1. to describe incorrectly or falsely.
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Origin of misdescribe

First recorded in 1820–30; mis-1 + describe
Related formsmis·de·scrip·tion [mis-di-skrip-shuh n] /ˌmɪs dɪˈskrɪp ʃən/, nounmis·de·scrip·tive, adjective
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  • To deny God, or to misdescribe him, would necessitate the denial of any difference between good and evil, between virtue and vice.

    Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870

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