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Misstatement   /mɪstˈeɪtmənt/   Listen

A statement that contains a mistake.

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"Misstatement" Quotes from Famous Books

... origin of the odd misstatement as to Yule occupying himself at Palermo with photography, made in the delightful Reminiscences of the late Colonel Balcarres Ramsay. Yule never ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo Volume 1 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... will be annoyed by tariffs, and plagued by scarcity of cotton;—what wonder, if we are a little misunderstood? The minor contributors to his daily press will not be able to think long or wisely of what they write; we must be ready to pardon a certain amount of irritation and misstatement. That such was the feeling of intelligent Americans towards England, at the beginning of our troubles, we have no doubt. But for the scurrility heaped upon us by what claims to be the higher British press we were ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XI., February, 1863, No. LXIV. • Various

... Gorges makes the curious misstatement that the Pilgrims had three ships, and says of them: "Of the three ships (such as their weak fortunes were able to provide), whereof two proved unserviceable and so were left behind, the third with great difficulty reached the ...
— The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete • Azel Ames

Words linked to "Misstatement" :   misstate, statement, malapropism, slip of the tongue, malaprop, mistake, error

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