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mis·no·mer

 (mĭs-nō′mər)
n.
1. An error in naming a person or place.
2.
a. Application of a wrong name.
b. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or object.

[Middle English misnoumer, from Old French mesnomer, to misname : mes-, wrongly; see mis-1 + nommer, to name (from Latin nōmināre, from nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots).]

mis·no′mered adj.
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misnomer

(ˌmɪsˈnəʊmə)
n
1. an incorrect or unsuitable name or term for a person or thing
2. the act of referring to a person by the wrong name
[C15: via Anglo-Norman from Old French mesnommer to misname, from Latin nōmināre to call by name]
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mis•no•mer

(mɪsˈnoʊ mər)

n.
1. a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation.
2. an error in naming a person or thing.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, n. use of Middle French mesnomer to misname]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misnomer - an incorrect or unsuitable name
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
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Translations
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misnomer

[ˌmɪsˈnəʊməʳ] Nnombre m equivocado or inapropiado
that is a misnomerese nombre es impropio
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misnomer

[ˌmɪsˈnəʊmər] nterme m impropre
to be a misnomer (= an incorrect description) → être un terme impropre
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misnomer

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misnomer

[ˌmɪsˈnəʊməʳ] n to call her a cook is a misnomernon si può certo definirla una cuoca
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