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Meaning of MISAPPLICATION

Pronunciation:  mis`apli'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  2. [n]  wrong use or application
 

MISAPPLICATION is a 14 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: defalcation, embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation
 
 See Also: application, larceny, plunderage, practical application, raid, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis*ap`pli*ca"tion\, n.
A wrong application. --Sir T. Browne.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberrancy, aberration, abuse, abuse of office, abuse of terms, apparent soundness, befoulment, casuistry, catachresis, circularity, contorting, conversion, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defectiveness, defilement, delusion, desecration, deviancy, disingenuousness, distortion, diversion, eisegesis, embezzlement, equivocalness, equivocation, errancy, erroneousness, error, evasive reasoning, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, fault, faultiness, flaw, flawedness, fouling, garbling, gloss, hamartia, heresy, heterodoxy, illusion, insincerity, invalid linking, jesuitism, jesuitry, maladministration, malentendu, malfeasance, malobservation, malpractice, malversation, mesalliance, misalliance, misapplicability, misapprehension, misappropriation, miscitation, misconception, misconduct, misconnection, misconstruction, misdoing, misemployment, misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition, misfeasance, mishandling, misintelligence, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mismanagement, misquotation, misreading, misreference, misrelation, misrendering, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misusage, misuse, misuse of words, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism, oversubtlety, peccancy, peculation, perversion, philosophism, pilfering, plausibility, plausibleness, pollution, poor stewardship, profanation, prostitution, rationalization, self-contradiction, sin, sinfulness, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, squeezing, subtlety, torturing, twisting, unorthodoxy, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, vicious circle, vicious reasoning, violation, wrenching, wrong, wrongness
 

 

 

 

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