Definition of miscall in English:


Line breaks: mis|call
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkɔːl


1 [with object and complement] Call (something) by a wrong or inappropriate name: the agency is usually miscalled MI6 by the press
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  • His first thought was that of every young man, who blithely thinks to pit the bravado he miscalls courage against every obstacle.
  • Just a reminder - expenditure on staff costs and consumables is ‘spending’, not ‘investment’, and just because Nu-Labour persists in miscalling it as spending, it doesn't mean we have to accept meekly their attempts to confuse the issue.
  • Specifically, teachers should know whether to intervene when a word is miscalled, when to intervene, and how to appropriately respond.
1.1 [with object] archaic or dialect Insult (someone): I can’t bear any man on earth to miscall her but myself
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  • He recalls that, in the painful heat of the moment, he was ‘the first to miscall the parentage’ of the future Scotland manager.
2 [with object] Wrongly predict the result of (a future event, especially an election or a vote).

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