- 1A wrong or inaccurate name or designation: ‘King crab’ is a misnomer—these creatures are not crustaceans at allMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The latter designation is a misnomer, because a mild degree of ketosis often is present, and a true coma is uncommon.
- Indeed, the very name seems a misnomer, suggesting that justice has been definitely achieved just by spending a few extra pennies that fair trade guarantees above the market price.
- I always thought that was a just a cute name… or a misnomer, like Pennsylvania Dutch.
- 1.1A wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term: to call this ‘neighbourhood policing’ would be a misnomerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The term ‘student work’ seems a misnomer here, given the clarity and maturity of her production.
- The mistake is in a way only a misnomer, but terminological infelicities have a way of breeding conceptual confusion, and so it is here.
- Unfortunately, this infamous misnomer was only the first of a series of mistakes made by the first foreigner to set eyes on the place: Hiram Bingham.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from the Old French verb mesnommer, from mes- 'wrongly' + nommer 'to name' (based on Latin nomen 'name').