misemphasis

misemphasis

(ˌmɪsˈɛmfəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
an incorrect emphasis
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The disproportion between the events themselves and the means to express them was too great: "The sights were dreadful and immense, and words are frail and impotent." The inevitable result was a kind of distortion, a falseness, a misemphasis. The testimonies and memoirs were written in haste, without skill, with no sense of proportion or introspection.
conceives it may seem to encourage such a misemphasis. Richard II, being