misapplication

[ mis-uh-plahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF misapplication
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The misapplication of English words by foreigners is often very ludicrous.

I felt all the time that it was a misapplication of the human voice.

The misapplication of the reasoning powers is the same in both.

This misapplication of terms must be very often perplexing to the young student.

It is a misapplication of his powers, which it also cripples, and teases away his hearers.

This, however, is to some extent a misapplication of good intentions.

But this misapplication of the article is positively shocking.

This popular phrase is as to the word Thames altogether a misapplication.

They result from ignorance of them, or their misapplication.

It was a national bank, and the charge was misapplication of funds.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from mis- (1) + application.

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