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tr.v. mis·de·scribed, mis·de·scrib·ing, mis·de·scribes
To describe wrongly or falsely.

mis′de·scrip′tion (-skrĭp′shən) n.


vb (tr)
to provide false or misleading information about (a product, service, etc)
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Science" itself misdescribes it, in my opinion, very badly, and therefore, when we bring in "science," we usually don't bring in science; we bring the misdescription of science itself.
A mark is considered deceptively misdescriptive if: (1) the mark misdescribes a quality, feature, function or characteristic of the services with which it is used; and (2) consumers would be likely to believe the misrepresentation.
However, the title Becoming Austrian misdescribes a period in which Jews tended to dissimilate themselves from Austria and to reaffirm a Jewish identity.
31); misdescribes Rand as disagreeing with those who "supported private charity undertaken voluntarily" (p.
Later, John Keay admits that Pliny uses the name "caryophyllon" but so thoroughly misdescribes them as a big grain, like pepper, that he probably never saw a clove (76).
She confuses her Washington think tank publications, for example; she describes the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel as containing "many" political appointees; she wrongly describes the law of domestic intelligence collection; she misquotes the Convention Against Torture and misdescribes the requirements of the Geneva Conventions.
He misdescribes the car's colour and says he saw something "resembling" a mobile phone.
The article argues that the view that colors are mind-dependent dispositions misdescribes our ordinary thought about color, and fails to account for the relation that our thought about color bears to our thought about the mind-independent existence of material substance.
The fundamental "insight" of the shareholder-centric position simply misdescribes legal and economic reality.
and] subtly misdescribes the nature of victory" (p.
This is mistaken in two ways: it misdescribes copyright ownership as ensuring coherence, and misdescribes unauthorized creations as rewriting the originals rather than adding to them.
Assimilating religious liberty to a general right to choose one's own values misdescribes the nature of religious conviction .