misapplied

[ mis-uh-plahyd ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈplaɪd /

adjective

mistakenly applied; used wrongly.

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Origin of misapplied

First recorded in 1620–30; mis-1 + applied

Definition for misapplied (2 of 2)

misapply
[ mis-uh-plahy ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈplaɪ /

verb (used with object), mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing.

to make a wrong application or use of.

Origin of misapply

First recorded in 1565–75; mis-1 + apply

OTHER WORDS FROM misapply

mis·ap·pli·ca·tion [mis-ap-li-key-shuh n] /ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounmis·ap·pli·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misapplied

misapply
/ (ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ) /

verb -plies, -plying or -plied (tr)

to apply wrongly or badly
another word for misappropriate

Derived forms of misapply

misapplication (ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən), noun
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