mismatch

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Etymology 1[edit]

mis- + match (verb)

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mismatch (third-person singular simple present mismatches, present participle mismatching, simple past and past participle mismatched)

  1. To match unsuitably; to fail to match
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Etymology 2[edit]

mis- + match (noun)

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Noun[edit]

mismatch (plural mismatches)

  1. Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
    • 2012 September 7, Dominic Fifield, “England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova”, The Guardian:
      After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges.
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