misimprovement

misimprovement

(ˌmɪsɪmˈpruːvmənt)
n
a flaw or shortcoming arising from an attempt to make betterimproper or erroneous use
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After drawing a parallel between Britain and the people of Israel in being `equally distinguished from the nations around us, by spiritual and temporal blessings, and by our gross misimprovement of them', Newton states his central Evangelical position: