Definition of miscast in English:


Line breaks: mis|cast
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkɑːst

verb (past and past participle miscast)

[with object]
1Allot an unsuitable role to (an actor): he is badly miscast in the romantic lead
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  • And to think, these two horribly miscast actors are the bottom foundation to a three-sided love rendezvous that is supposed to make us feel like caring and having concern for the outcome of all these explosive events.
  • These people are badly miscast in the role of the vanguard of the world revolution.
  • It's not enough that they had to badly miscast this movie.
1.1Allot the roles in (a play or film) to unsuitable actors: (as adjective miscast) it’s hard to imagine a more miscast version of ‘Julius Caesar’
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  • Everyone's favourite cheeky actor comes undone in a disappointingly miscast role in Channel 4's latest gritty urban drama.
  • However, the film's ape-man was terribly miscast.
  • George Lucas on the other hand ruined his own Star Wars myth, and his reputation as a director, if not a money maker, with poorly plotted, miscast prequels which played fast and loose with the fans' cherished memories.

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