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miscast

[mis-kast, -kahst] /mɪsˈkæst, -ˈkɑst/
verb (used with object), miscast, miscasting.
1.
to assign an unsuitable role to (an actor):
Tom was miscast as Romeo.
2.
to allot (a role) to an unsuitable actor.
3.
to select unsuitable actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
Origin of miscast
1925-1930
1925-30; mis-1 + cast1
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miscast

/ˌmɪsˈkɑːst/
verb (transitive) -casts, -casting, -cast
1.
to cast badly
2.
(often passive)
  1. to cast (a role or the roles) in (a play, film, etc) inappropriately: Falstaff was certainly miscast
  2. to assign an inappropriate role to: he was miscast as Othello
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Word Origin and History for miscast
v.

late 14c., "to cast (a glance, an 'eye') with evil intent" see mis- (1) + cast (v.). Theatrical sense of "to place an actor in an unsuitable roll" is first recorded 1927. Related: Miscasting.

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