Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of quoting wrong.
  • noun An incorrect quotation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Erroneous or inaccurate quotation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An incorrect quotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an incorrect quotation

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.)

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • 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.)

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • Brillat-Savarin, "[a] very famous man, who was at the same time a great dolt" (377), followed by a misquotation from the Physiology of

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • 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.

    America's India Envoy Needs to Run a Permanent Campaign

  • 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.

    America's India Envoy Needs to Run a Permanent Campaign

  • 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.

    America's India Envoy Needs to Run a Permanent Campaign

  • But I would like to draw your attention away from that slander and focus it on what purports to be a misquotation from the Book of Job: "Oh, that mine enemy had written a book!"

    Author, author: Michael Holroyd

  • From Wikipedia: Quote mining is use of the fallacy of quoting out of context, repeatedly employing misquotation in an attempt to skew or contort the meaning and purpose of the original author regarding a controversial topic.

    Behe and Gene discuss the Evolution of the Flagellum

  • In his pursuit of the ideal misquotation, Pearson shows that many are improvements on the original sayings.

    Author, author: Michael Holroyd

  • Because I have an otherwise useless Ph.D. in English Literature, I immediately recognized this as a misquotation of Thomas Hobbes.

    Giles Slade: Bad Romance

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