Definition of miscall in English:

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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).

Words that rhyme with miscall

all, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, shawl, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, wherewithal, withal, yawl

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