misapplied misapplied  /ˌmɪs ə ˈplaɪd/


  • (v) apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly


  1. These quarters are commonly without heat and plumbing, and in some cases are in such disrepair that the term shelter is misapplied.
  2. Some feel a little burned by the way earlier neurological discoveries resulted in Baby Einstein tapes and other marketing schemes that misapplied their science.
  3. Alternately folksy and businesslike, he denied the Government's charges that he had misapplied bank funds and filed misleading financial records to obtain about $1.


  1. The Most Meaningless Metric of Them All?

    Average annual returns are misapplied on a regular basis, and this has serious consequences for investors.        
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. State Supreme Court decision could mean new trial for Whitfield man

    A Whitfield County man convicted of identity fraud for stealing a woman’s bank card to go on a $1,000 shopping spree at Walnut Square Mall in 2009 will have his case reviewed after the state Supreme Court on Monday said the appeals court misapplied the law.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Dalton Daily Citizen


  1. Senator Bernardi said: "This is not a debate about abortion. This is about the baby bonus being misused and misapplied to women who do have terminations. Clearly that is not the intention, it's not in keeping with the support of mainstream...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Cory Bernardi Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "The indictment alleges that Mark Turkcan, as president of First Bank Mortgage, a division or wholly owned subsidiary of First Bank, misapplied monies of the bank, which caused them to pay loans, interest, commissions and other fees of more than $35...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Catherine Hanaway Source: Bizjournals.com

  3. He allegedly took payments for pre-need funerals and "knowingly and willfully misapplied or converted the pre-need funds to his own personal use," Attorney General Jim Hood said in a written statement.
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Jim Hood Source: Jackson Clarion Ledger

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