[ mis-neym ]

verb (used with object),mis·named, mis·nam·ing.
  1. to name incorrectly or wrongly; miscall.

Origin of misname

First recorded in 1475–85; mis-1 + name

Words Nearby misname

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How to use misname in a sentence

  • He saw behind it nothing save an implacable selfishness that chose to misname itself affection.

    An Ambitious Woman | Edgar Fawcett
  • Thus, not only our bread and our boots are made by machinery, but many of the very things we misname "art-products."

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism | John Atkinson Hobson
  • This material sinful personality, which we misname man, is what St. Paul terms "the old man and his deeds," to be "put off."

    No and Yes | Mary Baker Eddy
  • A catch came into Turner's voice and he said somewhat huskily, "When they christened ye Blossom they didn't misname ye none."

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry | Charles Neville Buck
  • “To misname me would do you no good and me no harm,” replied the Jew gravely.

    The Pirate City | R.M. Ballantyne