[ mis-kast, -kahst ]
/ mɪsˈkæst, -ˈkɑst /
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verb (used with object), mis·cast, mis·cast·ing.
to assign an unsuitable role to (an actor): Tom was miscast as Romeo.
to allot (a role) to an unsuitable actor.
to select unsuitable actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
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Origin of miscast

1925–30; mis-1 + cast (in sense “to select or assign actors”)
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How to use miscast in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for miscast

/ (ˌmɪsˈkɑːst) /

verb -casts, -casting or -cast (tr)
to cast badly
(often passive)
  1. to cast (a role or the roles) in (a play, film, etc) inappropriatelyFalstaff was certainly miscast
  2. to assign an inappropriate role tohe was miscast as Othello
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