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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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TWO taxi drivers looking to make some extra cash used eBay to sell counterfeit accessories, misdescribed jewellery and potentially dangerous cosmetics they imported from China.
Scandinavia, so often misdescribed as a hotbed of socialism, has the most positive attitudes towards globalisation in Europe.
Devitt thinks that while the theoretical discoveries made by linguists in Generative Grammar are interesting these discoveries are misdescribed. At least since Chomsky's Aspects of a Theory of Syntax in 1965, Chomsky has described linguistics as a branch of psychology.
Consumerline, which is part of the Trading Standards Service, regularly receives complaints from consumers about faulty, misdescribed, or counterfeit goods that have been bought online, as well as delays with delivery or goods not arriving at all.
Prosecutors said he was given a community order in 2011 for selling unsafe and misdescribed vehicles.
Now the Planning Officer has issued a notice to the effect that, in all previous official communications, the development has been misdescribed. It is not to be a previously stated, a "part 13 and 17 storey buildings", but, in fact, a "part 16 and 18 storey buildings".
"That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described his administration's move as "misportrayed" and "misdescribed," and said: "Some people misspoke." What is more, Tillerson made this statement immediately after he met in Vancouver his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
"It's unfortunate that the entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters after unveiling the administration's new Syria policy in a speech on Wednesday at Stanford University.
David Sayer, the council's business compliance and public safety unit manager, said: "These fish sellers travel around the country selling unlabelled or misdescribed, unweighed packs of fish.
| If you have suspicions about websites offering puppies for sale or information that puppies are being misdescribed or passports falsified, contact the Citizens Advice helpline on 03454 04 05 06.
The 'treaty', an agreement between the English and Dutch governments concerning the Hanse cities of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburg, is 'secret' in that it does not appear in the authoritative index of British treaties nor in earlier lists, but it was wrongly described and dated by Grey, and has continued to be misdescribed ever since.