- to match badly or unsuitably.
- a bad or unsatisfactory match.
Origin of mismatch
Related Words for mismatchimbalance, discrepancy, diverseness, divergence, incongruity, divergency, inequality, disproportion, unevenness, dissimilarity, dissemblance, imparity
Examples from the Web for mismatch
Contemporary Examples of mismatch
No law ever works out as planned, and the mismatch only grows with time.Government Has Made America Inept
Philip K. Howard
May 4, 2014
The mismatch in superpower military strength in the region is eye opening.Reality Check in Ukraine
April 27, 2014
Sander and Taylor say that this is exactly what mismatch theory would predict, because preferences cascade.
The unexpected result is that the less selective the school, the bigger the racial preferences, and the larger the mismatch.
The best argument against affirmative action is presented in Mismatch, by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor.
Historical Examples of mismatch
It is hardly necessary to explain that a mismatch—of a young and an old person—is the usual pretext for a charivari.
On the other hand, a mismatch will clear the suspect completely and the detective will know to look elsewhere for the criminal.The Atomic Fingerprint
- to match badly, esp in marriage
- a bad or inappropriate match