American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To count or estimate incorrectly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To calculate erroneously; make a wrong estimate of.
- v. To incorrectly calculate; to make a gross error in judgement.
- v. To make a gross error in judgement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To calculate erroneously.
- v. To judge wrongly, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events.
- v. judge incorrectly
- v. calculate incorrectly
- mis- + calculate (Wiktionary)
“Yes, they 'miscalculate' brittle for hardness, it replaces the more flexible calcium structures and soon enough it's crown time at the dentist to help with his boat payments.”
“This way you will not miscalculate when you are hungry, and you will create a small obstacle to consuming too much at one sitting.”
“The Israeli government is so concerned that America's adversaries may miscalculate U.S. intentions that it is privately urging Washington to make it clear that the U.S. would intervene in Saudi Arabia should the survival of that government be threatened.”
“Sooner or later, one side or the other would miscalculate.”
“Also, with due respect for my fellow moms and dads, as a recent New York Times article by Lisa Belkin points out, parents, as a group, often miscalculate what actually puts children in danger.”
“GM, he says, would neither miscalculate nor misrepresent something this critical to promised performance and this easily debunked.”
“In "Obama and the 'Bitter' Clingers—Round Two" Main Street, Feb. 7, William McGurn asks, in reference to the new contraception mandate, "How could the administration so miscalculate the fallout from its action?”
“Every foreign journalist, every adversary, and every ally will be reading the tea leaves to make their own assessment how badly Obama was damaged by his party's loss of political and popular support, and either take it in stride, or dangerously miscalculate.”
“Iran: Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader will grossly miscalculate that their nemesis Obama was badly wounded from the election results.”
“As the clock ticks toward a showdown with Iran will it succeed -- or miscalculate -- that it can thwart an attack by Israel or the U.S. against its nuclear enrichment facilities?”
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