[ mis-di-skrahyb ]

verb (used with or without object),mis·de·scribed, mis·de·scrib·ing.
  1. to describe incorrectly or falsely.

Origin of misdescribe

First recorded in 1820–30; mis-1 + describe

Other words from misdescribe

  • mis·de·scrip·tion [mis-di-skrip-shuhn], /ˌmɪs dɪˈskrɪp ʃən/, noun
  • mis·de·scrip·tive, adjective

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