mischaracterize

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Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ characterize

Verb[edit]

mischaracterize (third-person singular simple present mischaracterizes, present participle mischaracterizing, simple past and past participle mischaracterized)

  1. To characterize falsely or mistakenly
    Our small disagreement has been mischaracterized as a deep rift.

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