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verb (used with object), mis·ed·u·cat·ed, mis·ed·u·cat·ing.
  1. to educate improperly.

Origin of miseducate

Related formsmis·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for miseducation

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • It is at best a miseducation of your cattle into lawless habits.

  • This lamentable condition of our southern woman is due, as plainly appears, to the miseducation given their ancestors by slavery.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

  • The race divergence under the system of miseducation was fast getting wider.

Word Origin and History for miseducation


"wrong or faulty education," 1620s, from mis- (1) + education.



1790, from mis- (1) + educate (v.). Related: Miseducated; miseducating.

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