misstatement misstatement  /mɪs ˈteɪt mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a statement that contains a mistake

Usage(s):

  1. It was a grotesque misstatement of the ugly reality.
  2. Then again, it's kind of embarrassing when the misstatement comes from the President.
  3. CBS: Led with almost sarcastic package on Clinton's Bosnia comments saying her one misstatement wasn't the only one.

News

  • Obama tells Berliners: 'Here in the United States...' during sweat-soaked speech

    Defending U.S. surveillance and data-collection practices, President Obama on Wednesday told a crowd in Berlin that those programs help keep people safe "here in the United States." The misstatement came near the conclusion of Mr. Obama's address, given in front of the city's symbolic and historic Brandenburg Gate. "I'm confident ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "I think that's a totally different context. Harry Reid made a misstatement," Reed said. "He owned up to it. He apologized. I think he is mortified by the statement he's made. And I don't think he should step down."
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Jack Reed Source: msnbc.com

  2. "There has been a misstatement of a magnitude of three times by the government of the effect of these (tax) changes," Liberal senator George Brandis told local television today.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: George Brandis Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Such a bald misstatement, at least as it pertains to the period I served as secretary of defense, deserves a response," Rumsfeld said in a written statement. "I am not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006."
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: FOXNews

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