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misimpression

[mis-im-presh-uh n] /ˌmɪs ɪmˈprɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
a faulty or incorrect impression; a misconception or misapprehension.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; mis-1 + impression
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Examples for misimpression
  • His manner is countrified enough to give people a comfortable misimpression of his intelligence and sophistication.
  • The problem here arose not from counsel's ignorance of the law, but rather from the court's misimpression regarding it.
  • Hopefully this will clear up any misimpression by the public.
  • Unfortunately, this combined billing sometimes leads to the misimpression that our water rates are high.

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