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Definition of "misquotation" [mis•quo•ta•tion]

  • An incorrect quotation. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "misquotation" in a sentence
  • "I was just trying to give you a chance to explain yourself because I don't like to jump to conclusions like that (purposeful misquotation is a very, very low thing to do.)"
  • "Brillat-Savarin, "[a] very famous man, who was at the same time a great dolt" (377), followed by a misquotation from the Physiology of"
  • "When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador in Islamabad, was quoted saying the U.S. and Pakistan were entering talks on civil nuclear cooperation – which the embassy identified as a misquotation – it dominated the news here (far more than it did in Pakistan.) "The emotional response is immediate, there are banner headlines even if the story is denied," says Swaran Singh, professor of diplomacy and disarmament at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament at Jawaharlal Nehru University."