mischaracterization

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

mischaracterize +‎ -ation

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsˈkæ.(ɹ)ɪk.tɜː(ɹ).aɪ.zeɪ.ʃən/

NounEdit

mischaracterization (plural mischaracterizations)

  1. The act of characterizing something in an inaccurate or misleading way
    • 2007 March 12, Danny Hakim, “Legislature Acts to Restore Spitzer’s Cuts in Health Care”, New York Times:
      In a statement last month, Mr. Spitzer said, “No amount of distortion, scare tactics and mischaracterization will change the underlying fact that New York’s health care system is broken.”

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Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 21:31