misrepresentative


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mis·rep·re·sent

 (mĭs-rĕp′rĭ-zĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·rep·re·sent·ed, mis·rep·re·sent·ing, mis·rep·re·sents
1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
2. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.

mis·rep′re·sen·ta′tion n.
mis·rep′re·sen′ta·tive (-zĕn′tə-tĭv) adj.
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The study added that Muslim women were either "othered" through misrepresentative choices of images, or silenced through a general lack of due prominence.
The broadcaster has said it was "deeply unfair" and "misrepresentative" to suggest the show endorsed cruelty, as Clunes "made it very clear he had serious concerns about elephants carrying people".
The broadcaster said it was "deeply unfair" and "misrepresentative" to suggest the show endorsed cruelty, as Clunes "made it very clear he had serious concerns about elephants carrying people".
Additionally, she said the new tax, often referred to as the mansion tax, was misrepresentative. "The word mansion tax is a big misnomer in Manhattan because something that's $1 million is definitely not a mansion in New York City," Vinokur said.
I am sorry to say that the BHA championing itself as guardians of welfare in racing seems to be sorely misguided and misrepresentative of our great sport.
But while more voted 'Leave' than 'Remain', the result was carried by well-under half the electorate (as usual) so saying 'The UK chose to leave' is palpably misrepresentative.
As the false report about Reko Diq has caused a direct and damaging effect on Pakistan's economy, the media group is requested to explain its position and advised not to release such false and misrepresentative news [in future], the AGP said.
Moreover, this investigation suggests that ignoring intrinsic asymmetries may lead to the misrepresentative implication in the case of stock market performance.
For this category, Spearman's rho was .191 (p value .001) and may be misrepresentative due to small sample size (n=2) in this category.
Though this could be specific for countries where extracting and exporting commodities constitute a decent proportion of a country's revenues and economy, associating commodity prices with GDP calculations can be very misrepresentative.
Its misrepresentative death toll amounts to disavowal of the damage Maria caused.
It makes their job of misrepresentative and truth-shaving all the easier.