[ mis-di-skrahyb ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈskraɪb /
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verb (used with or without object), mis·de·scribed, mis·de·scrib·ing.
to describe incorrectly or falsely.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM misdescribemis·de·scrip·tion [mis-di-skrip-shuhn], /ˌmɪs dɪˈskrɪp ʃən/, nounmis·de·scrip·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for misdescribe
To deny God, or to misdescribe him, would necessitate the denial of any difference between good and evil, between virtue and vice.
Why did Hogg thus misdescribe the letter, and substitute Charlotte for Harriett?The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson