Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A faulty or mistaken impression.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An erroneous impression or idea.

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  • noun An inaccurate or misleading impression

Etymologies

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mis- +‎ impression

Examples

  • Much of the balance of Justice Sotomayor's remarks sought to correct what she called the misimpression that there is animosity among the justices.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Much of the balance of Justice Sotomayor's remarks sought to correct what she called the misimpression that there is animosity among the justices.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In constructing the legal rationale for the "Other Intelligence Activities," Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) lawyer John Yoo "did not accurately describe the scope" of the activities, which led former attorney general John Ashcroft to give "his legal authorization to the program for the first two and a half years based on a 'misimpression' of what activities the N.S.A. was actually conducting."

    The Progress Report: Bush's Secret Spy Programs

  • OTTAWA-KANDAHAR - Prime Minister Stephen Harper publicly upbraided his foreign affairs minister Monday for creating a "misimpression" that the governor of Kandahar should be fired for corruption.

    Harper Raps Bernier's Knuckles In Public

  • OTTAWA-KANDAHAR - Prime Minister Stephen Harper publicly upbraided his foreign affairs minister Monday for creating a "misimpression" that the governor of Kandahar should be fired for corruption.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Virginia state Delegate Bob Marshall (R) released a statement today, expressing regret for any "misimpression" that he may have caused during a press conference about defunding Planned Parenthood, when he declared that an increased number of disabled children is a

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • Modified ad: purge misleading elements and correct any misimpression.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • But they are attempting to create misimpression and paranoia among their followers on the left that anyone who dare suggest that the government ought to be smaller, spend less, tax less, and intrude on our lives less, is some kind of “antigovernment” wacko that might try to kill them tomorrow.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Clinton Terror Bill

  • Of course, she didn't bother to correct the misimpression.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red: "Jack, Jack, Please Come Back!"

  • Modified ad: purge misleading elements and correct any misimpression.

    Arnold & Porter Webinar on False Advertising

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