verb (used with object), mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM misapplymis·ap·pli·ca·tion [mis-ap-li-key-shuhn], /ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounmis·ap·pli·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for misapply
There’s no serious argument Hunter did not break the law or that it was misapplied.
There is now little question that Chauvin fatally misapplied the neck-restraint.Why some senior officers are making it harder for police departments to fight racism|matthewheimer|August 26, 2020|Fortune
They use words from the Soviet past and misapply them to the current situation.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He may mutilate or misapply the component parts of his design, but he cannot originate a whole new architectural alphabet.The Decoration of Houses|Edith Wharton
Does he lose his share, by continuing to misapply the lever-power provided for him by Nature?
That which would be true in relation to one predicament, they misapply to another, to which it has no application at all.
He coupled the gift with a solemn curse and anathema upon all who should ever disturb or misapply the donation.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
More frequently a later author will misapply the specific name of an older one.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin