miscast miscast  /mɪs ˈkæst/

Definition(s):

  • (v) cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role

Usage(s):

  1. In his rare public interviews, Ikeda presents himself as a moderate who has been miscast by the press.
  2. The new film is conflicted about its subject it both derides and adores what it means to parody and it's miscast at the top.
  3. New court challenges, like the one in Palm Beach over the butterfly ballot that led so many people to miscast their votes, would seem like spiteful attempts to delay the inevitable.

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  1. League president Bill Donohue told a US newspaper: "She is seriously miscast. She would be better suited to play the lead role in a flick called 'Monica' [as in Lewinsky]. If she did, the Catholic League would be delighted to send her a box of...
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Bill Donohue Source: Showbiz Spy

  2. "Americans cannot be rational about Mugabe," Young said. "We've always miscast Mugabe. He's a fundamentalist Roman Catholic. ...... He doesn't steal."
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Andrew Young Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "I wouldn't be surprised if, a week from now, he's no longer attorney general. He has just miscast his role, misperceived his role. Instead of just being the president's lawyer who rubber stamps everything the White House wants, he has a role, as...
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: FOXNews

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