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Meaning of MISREPRESENTATION

Pronunciation:  m`isr`epruzent'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a misleading falsehood
 

MISREPRESENTATION is a 17 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: deceit, deception
 
 See Also: blind, dissembling, duplicity, equivocation, evasion, exaggeration, facade, false statement, falsehood, falsity, feigning, fraudulence, half-truth, hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, magnification, overstatement, pretence, pretense, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, snow job, subterfuge, trickery, untruth, window dressing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis*rep`re*sen*ta"tion\, n.
Untrue representation; false or incorrect statement or
account; -- usually unfavorable to the thing represented; as,
a misrepresentation of a person's motives. --Sydney Smith.

Note: In popular use, this word often conveys the idea of
      intentional untruth.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: canard, coloring, confabulation, corruption, distortion, equivocation, exaggeration, false coloring, false swearing, falsehood, falsification, falsifying, falsity, fib, lie, miscoloring, misconstruction, misdirection, misinterpretation, misstatement, misuse, perjury, perversion, prevarication, slanting, story, straining, tale, torturing, untruth
 

 

 

 

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