miscalculate miscalculate  /mɪs ˈkælkjə ˌleɪt/


  1. (v) judge incorrectly
  2. (v) calculate incorrectly



  1. However, Kremlin PR men may miscalculate any new frenzy about Nicholas.
  2. Engineers consider such stresses in their designs, but some times they miscalculate.
  3. If they miscalculate, they may be mistaken for the real thing.


  • Chuck Jaffe: Don’t go broke by age 75

    If Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement – and all studies say they’re not – the problem gets even worse when they miscalculate their longevity,
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Market Watch


  1. "I recognise that when some banks miscalculate risk then the reputation of the whole industry is tarnished," said Barclays' John Varley.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: John Varley Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Nobody told me we were going to be short (of gas) and I didn't ask," Labonte said, shrugging off the disappointing finish. "I'm sure we didn't miscalculate, we just came up a little bit short after that last run."
    on May 2, 2004 By: Bobby Labonte Source: KVUE

  3. "None of our potential enemies should miscalculate the capacity of this nation," Pace said.
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: CBS News

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