Definition of mismatch in English:

mismatch

noun

  • A failure to correspond or match; a discrepancy.

    ‘a huge mismatch between supply and demand’
    • ‘He wrote at length on the mismatch between the speech and the audience.’
    • ‘This is being done despite the full knowledge that there is a large mismatch between the obligations and the value of the underlying assets.’
    • ‘On the other hand, there was a distinct mismatch between the scale of the opportunity now presented and the resources available.’
    • ‘It can also bridge the paradoxical mismatch between wide spread unemployment on the one hand and a shortage of properly trained manpower on the other.’
    • ‘For example, maybe we can solve the problem of the mismatch between theory and experiment by saying that the vacuum energy somehow doesn't make the universe accelerate like ordinary energy does.’
    • ‘We've got a fundamental mismatch between resources.’
    • ‘It is vital, expensive, and technically complex, and in addition, there is a glaring mismatch between need and ability to pay.’
    • ‘She began by giving the best definition of disability I have ever heard: a mismatch between people and their environment.’
    • ‘This mismatch between layers of consciousness causes a multitude of misunderstandings between individuals, groups, corporations and governments.’
    • ‘So there's obviously a major mismatch between where the training's going and where the training's needed.’
    • ‘There was a mismatch between theory and understanding, when the accent should have been on continuous learning.’
    • ‘A result of the tax-cut crusade is that there is now a fundamental mismatch between the benefits Americans expect to receive from the government and the revenues government collect.’
    • ‘A mismatch between services needed in smaller communities and the services provided also existed.’
    • ‘They were emphatic about the mismatch between their non-nuclear family structures and the conditions they are required to meet under family assistance payment arrangements.’
    • ‘This discrepancy may result in a mismatch between perceived and actual diet and thus lead to overrepresentation of patients in the action and maintenance stages.’
    • ‘In a way, the mismatch between virus and vaccine isn't surprising.’
    • ‘But now I have another reason to dislike the need for sleep - there is a fundamental mismatch between a baby's sleep schedule and that of their parents.’
    • ‘If nothing else, the souring climate is feeding the market's sense of apprehension about the mismatch between valuations and earnings.’
    • ‘The kind of deflation that economists worry about is the kind that is caused by a mismatch between the supply of money and the demand for it.’
    • ‘The mortgage finance system is considered indispensable in addressing the mismatch between demand and supply in the real estate market.’
    discrepancy, lack of congruence, inconsistency, contradiction, incongruity, incongruousness, conflict, discord, irreconcilability, misalliance, mismarriage, mésalliance, bad match
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Match (people or things) unsuitably or incorrectly.

    ‘funky mismatched chairs and tables’
    • ‘On top of that, the capacity is mismatched with the type of mid-market average growth deals that happen most often in Scotland.’
    • ‘I know most of these components come from different companies, but do they have to be so mismatched?’
    • ‘We were mismatched in every way but one, and a lot of bad things happened.’
    • ‘In other words, his question and my answer were deliberately mismatched.’
    • ‘Many times family pictures are displayed in photo frames we've grown tired of or are mismatched.’
    • ‘The tables don't look much newer; they're mismatched and, on occasion, wobbly.’
    • ‘Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell star as mismatched cops who kill a hundred people and then bond.’
    • ‘Cecilia and Joe had similar tastes and almost everything in the apartment was mismatched and worn.’
    • ‘Couples will forever be mismatched in their preferences for solo versus joint activities.’
    • ‘As a result, in this segment of the market, high demand continues to be mismatched with relatively scarce supply.’
    • ‘The walls are painted an inhospitable pink and the chairs are mismatched and less comfortable.’
    • ‘Tables are covered in plain white tablecloths and surrounded by carefully mismatched chairs upholstered in green or red.’
    • ‘Her book, to be published next spring, claims the couple were mismatched.’
    • ‘He has mismatched eyes - his right eye is reddish-purple from cataracts and his left eye is milky white.’
    • ‘The 5 mismatched residues are probably due to errors in peptide sequencing since they are located towards the end of the sequences.’
    • ‘How should the data be mapped across various sources, and how will data users identify mismatched data?’
    • ‘He stuck candles in wine bottles on each of his artfully mismatched tables.’
    • ‘Not only were they mismatched in color, but they were frayed on the ends and had various holes on the sleeves.’
    • ‘The two pictures I hold in my mind are strangely mismatched, the first has a power that the second doesn't.’
    • ‘Nucleotides that are mismatched with the original sequences are italicized.’
    ill-assorted, ill-matched, incongruous, unsuited, incompatible, inharmonious, conflicting, inconsistent, opposed, at odds
    out of keeping, clashing, discrepant
    uneven, dissimilar, unlike, unalike, different, varying, variant, at variance, disparate, unrelated, divergent, deviating, diverse, various, contrasting, distinct
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