[mis-kast, -kahst]
verb (used with object), miscast, miscasting.
to assign an unsuitable role to (an actor): Tom was miscast as Romeo.
to allot (a role) to an unsuitable actor.
to select unsuitable actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).

1925–30; mis-1 + cast1

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miscast (ˌmɪsˈkɑːst)
vb , -casts, -casting, -cast
1.  to cast badly
2.  (often passive)
 a.  to cast (a role or the roles) in (a play, film, etc) inappropriately: Falstaff was certainly miscast
 b.  to assign an inappropriate role to: he was miscast as Othello

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Word Origin & History

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.
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Example sentences
Almost every major figure of the emerging field of evolutionary science has been miscast at one time or another.
Thus it was organizationally miscast for dealing with twenty-first-century insurgencies.
The result could be that commercial end-users are inappropriately miscast as swap dealers.
The movie was miscast and, more important, misconceived.
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