verb (used with or without object), mis·spoke, mis·spok·en, mis·speak·ing.
to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
How much talking does your body do?
The phrase “body language” or nonverbal communication often gets tossed around. From public speaking to a first date, our movements and facial expressions say a lot about our feelings and intentions. Now, as we enter into political debate season, politicians’ body language will be under just as much scrutiny as their remarks, and if the candidates aren’t careful, they might misspeak without saying a word. …
miscue, lapse, recklessness, error, gaffe, misjudgment, mislead, promote, misrepresent, deceive, goof, folly, imprudence, foolishness, thoughtlessness, hastiness, stupidity, slip, stumble, rashness
Origin of misspeak
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