misnamed


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mis·name

 (mĭs-nām′)
tr.v. mis·named, mis·nam·ing, mis·names
To call by a wrong name.

misnamed

(ˈmɪsˈneɪmd)
adj
having been given an inappropriate name
References in classic literature ?
The intense Pequod sailed on; the rolling waves and days went by; the life-buoy-coffin still lightly swung; and another ship, most miserably misnamed the Delight, was descried.
Intellectual "work" is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
The person thus strangely misnamed drew aside the tapestry, so as to let in more light; then entered the room, pushing the wheeled chair before her.
He was too deeply interested in this occupation to speak until some of the concluding touches to his beard brought the misnamed Ariel in front of him, and so turned her full face toward the part of the room in which Mrs.
Nevertheless, he loved his misnamed Angel, and in secret mourned over this treatment of him as Abraham might have mourned over the doomed Isaac while they went up the hill together.
Abu Hussein, misnamed the Father of Cunning, drank from the river below his earth, and his shadow was long in the low sun.
Summary: China's burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed "dark side" of the moon.
The peace it imposed was to last only 20 years: the war to end all wars had been misnamed.
In the hands of people and corporations who have prized profits above the health of consumers, food and drink have been tampered with -- in often horrifying ways -- padded, diluted, contaminated, substituted, mislabeled, misnamed, or otherwise faked.
Now the misnamed "Rail Delivery Group," which represents private companies mismanaging the railways, has turned tragedy into farce by announcing a "review" of fares whereby cheaper fares would be offered for "slower or less regular trains," and higher fares for "high speed" services.
Coconuts are misnamed, because they are not nuts but what?
A foreign company had to apologise after it misnamed the Arabian Gulf in a textbook commissioned by the Ministry of Education.