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Word: misnomer

Definition: wrong or improper name; incorrect designation

Sentences Containing 'misnomer'

"A. ceciliae" is often used as a misnomer for "A. borealisorora", which largely occurs in North America.
"Complete Stories" is a misnomer as these three volumes do not contain anywhere near the complete oeuvre of Bloch's short fiction.
A rip current, commonly referred to simply as a rip, or by the misnomer rip tide, is a strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore, typically through the surf line.
A version of the Cuban bolero is danced throughout the Latin dance world (supervised by the World Dance Council) under the misnomer 'rumba'.
Buckingham's precise motivation has been called "obscure"; he had been treated well by Richard. The traditional naming of the rebellion after him has been labelled a misnomer, with John Morton and Reginald Bray more plausible leaders.
He has criticized the Democratic Leadership Council and other Democrats, who he claims have "sold out" to corporate interests, and has argued that the term "centrist" is a misnomer in that these politicians are out of touch with public opinion.
In a way, prediabetes is a misnomer since it is an early stage of diabetes.
Later that year, he released another single, the jazz-influenced "Misnomer".
The main resources to be found on it include: The parent site also includes a large American history section and a Gazetteer of Italy; the latter is somewhat of a misnomer, being almost entirely about central Italy, especially Umbria, for which it is a useful source.
The name is something of a misnomer as the concepts involved usually apply much more generally, to any periodically repeating scale.
The video was choreographed by Chris Elam, artistic director of Misnomer Dance, and features Brynne Billingsley and Coco Karol.
This misnomer was perpetuated in place naming; the islands of the Caribbean were named, and are still known as, the West Indies.
Ultimately, the league partly implemented this idea by placing all six of the new teams in the newly formed West Division (somewhat of a misnomer since the two Pennsylvania clubs were clearly not among the most western-based half of the league - never mind in the Western United States).

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