What does misspeak mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mispronounce, misspeakverb

    pronounce a word incorrectly

    "She mispronounces many Latinate words"


  1. misspeakverb

    To speak insultingly or disrespectfully.

  2. misspeakverb

    To fail to pronounce, utter, or speak correctly

    He didn't say you were 'tired.' He said you were 'fired.' He misspoke or you misheard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Misspeakverb

    To speak wrong.

    Etymology: mis and speak.

    It is not so; thou hast mispoke, misheard;
    Tell o’er thy tale again. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    A mother delights to hear
    Her early child misspeak half-utter’d words. John Donne.


  1. misspeak

    Misspeak refers to the act of saying something incorrect, untrue, or misleading, either unintentionally or by making a mistake. It involves expressing oneself imperfectly or inaccurately, often resulting in confusion or misunderstanding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misspeakverb

    to err in speaking

  2. Misspeakverb

    to utter wrongly

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misspeak

    mis-spēk′, v.t. to utter wrongly.—v.i. to mistake or err in speaking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misspeak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misspeak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of misspeak in a Sentence

  1. Tim Scott:

    I think he should correct it, if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak.


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