Misnomer

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Misnomer->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ misnomer
misnomer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lucus a non lucendo
lucus a non lucendo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ Mrs
Mrs
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Malaprop
Malaprop
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ what d'ye call 'em
what d'ye call 'em
&c.(neologism) 563
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Hoosier
Hoosier
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ nickname
nickname
sobriquet
by-name
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ assumed name
assumed name
assumed title
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ alias
alias
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ nom de course
nom de course
nom de theatre
nom de guerre
nom de plume
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ pseudonym
pseudonym
pseudonymy
PARAG:Misnomer->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ misname
misname
miscall
misterm
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ nickname
nickname
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ assume a name
assume a name
PARAG:Misnomer->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ misnamed
misnamed
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pseudonymous
pseudonymous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ soi-disant
soi-disant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ self called
self called
self styled
self christened
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ so-called
so-called
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ nameless
nameless
anonymous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ without a having no name
without a having no name
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ innominate
innominate
unnamed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unacknowledged
unacknowledged
PARAG:Misnomer->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in no sense
in no sense

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • misnomer — is the wrong use of a name for something or someone inappropriate or undeserving: • My name of Epic s no misnomer Byron, 1818 • Morning sickness is a misnomer it can strike at any time The Guardian, 2000 • ‘Copy cat’ is a misnomer because cats… …   Modern English usage

  • misnomer — mis·no·mer /ˌmis nō mər/ n [Anglo French mesnomer, from mesnomer to misname, from Middle French mes wrongly + nommer to name, from Latin nominare, from nomin nomen name]: the misnaming of a person in a legal document or proceeding (as in a… …   Law dictionary

  • Misnomer — Mis*no mer, n. [OF. pref. mes amiss, wrong (L. minus less) + F. nommer to name, L. nominare, fr. nomen name. See {Name}.] The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment; any misnaming of a person or thing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misnomer — Mis*no mer, v. t. To misname. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misnomer — (n.) mid 15c., mistaken identification of an accused or convicted person, from Anglo French, O.Fr. mesnomer to misname, wrongly name, noun use of infinitive, from mes wrongly (see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2)) + nomer to name, from L. nominare nominate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • misnomer — ► NOUN 1) an inaccurate or misleading name. 2) the wrong use of a name or term. ORIGIN from Old French mesnommer misname , from Latin nomen name …   English terms dictionary

  • misnomer — [mis nō′mər] n. [ME misnoumer < OFr mesnommer, inf. used as n. < mes ,MIS 1 + nommer, to name < L nominare: see NOMINATE] 1. a) the act of applying a wrong name or epithet to some person or thing b) such a name or epithet …   English World dictionary

  • misnomer — UK [mɪsˈnəʊmə(r)] / US [mɪsˈnoʊmər] noun [countable] Word forms misnomer : singular misnomer plural misnomers a name or description that is incorrect or unsuitable Cottage is perhaps a misnomer for such a large house. a bit of/something of a… …   English dictionary

  • misnomer — n. a misnomer to + inf. (it s a misnomer to call this village a city) * * * [mɪs nəʊmə] a misnomer to + inf. (it s a misnomer to call this village a city) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • misnomer — 1. noun /mɪsˈnəʊmə,mɪsˈnoʊmɚ/ a) A use of a term asserted to be misleading. Calling it a driveway is a bit of a misnomer, since you dont drive on it, you park on it. b) A term asserted to be widely used incorrectly. Chinese checkers is a misnomer …   Wiktionary

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