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[mis-neym] /mɪsˈneɪm/
verb (used with object), misnamed, misnaming.
to name incorrectly or wrongly; miscall.
Origin of misname
First recorded in 1475-85; mis-1 + name Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He saw behind it nothing save an implacable selfishness that chose to misname itself affection.

    An Ambitious Woman Edgar Fawcett
  • “To misname me would do you no good and me no harm,” replied the Jew gravely.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • This material sinful personality, which we misname man, is what St. Paul terms "the old man and his deeds," to be "put off."

    No and Yes Mary Baker Eddy
  • Thus, not only our bread and our boots are made by machinery, but many of the very things we misname "art-products."

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
Word Origin and History for misname

c.1500 "to call (someone) a bad name;" see mis- (1) + name (v.). Related: Misnamed; misnaming.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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