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verb (used with object), mis·taught, mis·teach·ing.
  1. to teach wrongly or badly.
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Origin of misteach

before 1000; Middle English mistechen, Old English mistǣcan. See mis-1, teach
Related formsmis·teach·er, noun
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  • His disciples have grossly misunderstood and mistaught his explanation.

    Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science

    Hudson Tuttle