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From mis- +‎ feature.



misfeature (plural misfeatures)

  1. An undesirable or incorrect feature.
    • 1818, John Keats, The Human Seasons:
      He hath his Winter too of pale Misfeature, / Or else he would forego his mortal nature.
    • 2003, John Ray, Maximum Mac OS X Security:
      This may not appear to be a critical misfeature, and in fact I have on occasion come to rely upon this unintentional archive of data to recover the data []
    • 2014, Benjamin J. Evans, David Flanagan, Java in a Nutshell, O'Reilly, →ISBN, page 149:
      Most recent research on modern open source codebases indicate that array covariance is extremely rarely used and is almost certainly a language misfeature.