misrepresentation


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mis·rep·re·sent

 (mĭs-rĕp′rĭ-zĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·rep·re·sent·ed, mis·rep·re·sent·ing, mis·rep·re·sents
1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
2. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.

mis·rep′re·sen·ta′tion n.
mis·rep′re·sen′ta·tive (-zĕn′tə-tĭv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misrepresentation - a misleading falsehoodmisrepresentation - a misleading falsehood    
bill of goods - communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; "they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car"
humbug, snake oil - communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
window dressing, facade - a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
overstatement, exaggeration, magnification - making to seem more important than it really is
snow job - a long and elaborate misrepresentation
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention to deceive
subterfuge, blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
duplicity, fraudulence - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
2.misrepresentation - a willful perversion of factsmisrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts  
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
overrefinement, twisting, straining, torture, distortion - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
tergiversation, equivocation - falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
lying, prevarication, fabrication - the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving

misrepresentation

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Translations

misrepresentation

[ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən] N [of facts] → tergiversación f, desfiguración f (Jur) → declaración f falsa
this report is a misrepresentation of what I saideste informe tergiversa mis palabras

misrepresentation

[mɪsˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən] n [facts, data] → déformation f

misrepresentation

nfalsche Darstellung; (of facts also)Verdrehung f; (of theory)Verfälschung f; to be accused of misrepresentationder Verdrehung (gen)von Tatsachen beschuldigt werden
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I have unfolded to you a complication of dangers to which you would be exposed, should you permit that sacred knot which binds the people of America together be severed or dissolved by ambition or by avarice, by jealousy or by misrepresentation.
or under what misrepresentation can you here impose upon others?
They retired whispering together; and, though her delicate sensibility did not take immediate alarm, and lay it down as fact, that Captain Tilney must have heard some malevolent misrepresentation of her, which he now hastened to communicate to his brother, in the hope of separating them forever, she could not have her partner conveyed from her sight without very uneasy sensations.
Cadwallader, and I believe this is false too," said Dorothea, with indignant energy; "at least, I feel sure it is a misrepresentation.
Isabel instantly protested against this misrepresentation of what she had really said, "Oh, Mr.
So convincing was all this misrepresentation that even sincere ministers in the pulpit praised the Black Hundreds while regretting the necessity of violence.
I am not at all surprised," she replied, "to find that my adopted daughter's interference has exposed her to misrepresentation.
principal fact, upon the misrepresentation of which you discarded
While the heart beats, bruise it--it is your only opportunity; while the eye can still turn towards you with moist, timid entreaty, freeze it with an icy unanswering gaze; while the ear, that delicate messenger to the inmost sanctuary of the soul, can still take in the tones of kindness, put it off with hard civility, or sneering compliment, or envious affectation of indifference; while the creative brain can still throb with the sense of injustice, with the yearning for brotherly recognition--make haste--oppress it with your ill- considered judgements, your trivial comparisons, your careless misrepresentations.
For a while Griswold's malignant misrepresentations colored the public estimate of Poe as man and as writer.
In that case the plaintiffs brought a complaint based, in part, upon medical malpractice, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intentional misrepresentation after a hospital and its employees negligently rendered medical care resulting in the death of a patient.
In Stuart, homeowners sued their contractor on the grounds of misrepresentation.