misreckon


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mis·reck·on

 (mĭs-rĕk′ən)
v. mis·reck·oned, mis·reck·on·ing, mis·reck·ons
v.tr.
To reckon incorrectly; miscalculate.
v.intr.
To engage in incorrect reckoning or miscalculation.

mis·reck′on·ing n.

misreckon

(ˌmɪsˈrɛkən)
vb (tr)
to reckon or calculate wrongly
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misreckon

verb
To calculate wrongly:
References in classic literature ?
When Kantos Kan told me, I realized with a pang of dismay that I had misreckoned the time while I lay in the utter darkness of my cell.
She coaches her terrified employee, Mooncalf, to pad her profits for her beer and bottle ale: 'I ha' told you the ways how to raise it: froth your cans well i'the filling, at length, rouge, and jog your bottles o' the buttock, sirrah, then skink out the first glass, ever and drink with all companies, though you be sure to be drunk; you'll misreckon the better and be less ashamed on't' (2.2.97-104).
The state of nature he envisions includes women on the same terms as men; a fact made evident in his discussion of parental authority: And whereas some have attributed the dominion [over children] to the man only, as being of the more excellent sex, they misreckon in it.