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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An error in naming a person or place.

Usage examples (34)
  • They found a misnomer in their will so they had to rewrite it.
  • The scientific misnomer is now reduced to a historical (and extremely harmful) moniker of a bygone era.
  • The Dion tax “shift” and “revenue neutral” misnomer is now being exposed for every deceitful aspect.
  • Continental ideas on the subject, inclined to think the term a misnomer, and a reflection upon Europe and America. for more
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