- to make a wrong application or use of.
Origin of misapply
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Examples from the Web for misapplication
The misapplication of English words by foreigners is often very ludicrous.
I felt all the time that it was a misapplication of the human voice.My Reminiscences
The misapplication of the reasoning powers is the same in both.The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
This misapplication of terms must be very often perplexing to the young student.Seven Discourses on Art
It is a misapplication of his powers, which it also cripples, and teases away his hearers.The Works of William Cowper
- to apply wrongly or badly
- another word for misappropriate
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Word Origin and History for misapplication
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