Definition of misrepresentation in English:

misrepresentation

noun

  • [mass noun] The action or offence of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something.

    ‘she is seeking damages on allegations of misrepresentation’
    [count noun] ‘a gross misrepresentation of the situation’
    • ‘The Final Frontier is hereby found guilty of misrepresentation.’
    • ‘The certificate would also list all of the information necessary to prevent misrepresentation of the media used to create a work.’
    • ‘In several decisions the English courts have found the wording of such clauses was not effective in excluding liability for a pre-contractual misrepresentation.’
    • ‘The ability to post effectively on the Internet can be a very good thing, creating the ability to misrepresentations quickly.’
    • ‘The misrepresentation in the national media on this story has been interesting, too.’
    • ‘Potentially, you could even make knowing misrepresentations in your form.’
    • ‘Yes, the misrepresentations spanned a considerable period.’
    • ‘The plaintiff attributes its execution of the deeds to the alleged misrepresentations.’
    • ‘Thirdly: it was a complete misrepresentation of anything which I, or anyone around me, has ever experienced.’
    • ‘I take full responsibility for any misunderstanding or misrepresentation.’
    • ‘This case was not lengthened or complicated by the allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation.’
    • ‘Other readers have unknowingly been victims of a more extraordinary misrepresentation of the novel than even Richardson himself managed.’
    • ‘I am not referring to the distortion or misrepresentation that memory performs like a busy cosmetician.’
    • ‘His misrepresentation seems mainly to reflect the sloppy quality of much Australian work.’
    • ‘Extremism tends to be based on the wilful or ignorant misrepresentation of accepted moral or religious principles.’
    • ‘An enormous public misrepresentation of Christianity has taken place.’
    • ‘What their Honours did was to construe the facts to see in the facts a misrepresentation - not a misleading statement, a misrepresentation.’
    • ‘I am always happy to see honest economists call dishonest pundits out on their misrepresentation of the facts.’
    • ‘The debate gave new life to overheated claims and misrepresentations.’
    • ‘In many cases consent was obtained by Government officials through fraud, coercion or misrepresentation, tactics which annulled the validity of such consent.’

Pronunciation:

misrepresentation

/ˌmɪsrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃn/