mishmash, n. hodgepodge, Brit, hotchpotch, jumble, scramble, tangle, confused mess, mess; conglomeration, pastiche, pasticcio, farrago, gallimaufry, Chinese menu, melange, miscellany, omnium-gatherum, potpourri, olio, olla-podrida, motley; salmagundi, stew, ragout, goulash, hash; clutter, litter, Fibber McGee's closet; heap, mass, bunch, huddle,
misinterpret, n. misunderstand, misconstrue, misapprehend, misread, misconceive; misjudge, miscalculate, misreckon; put the wrong meaning on, garble, get it all wrong, hear it wrong, get the wrong idea; misrepresent, misteach, mix up, SI. screw up, change the sense of.
misinterpretation, n. misconstruction, misreading, misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error; misrendering, mistranslation, misquotation, garbled quotation, misstatement; misexplanation, misexplica-tion, misexposition; distortion, perversion, corruption, falsification, misrepresentation, false coloring,
misjudge, v. miscalculate, misreckon, miscount, miscompute, Inf bet on the wrong horse; misapprehend, misunderstand, misconstrue, misinterpret; misestimate, misdeem, misread, misevaluate, misappre-ciate, misvalue; underestimate, overestimate, undervalue, overvalue, underreckon, overreckon, underrate, overrate; rush to conclusions, jump to a conclusion; err, blunder, go wrong, mistake, miss, slip up.
misjudgment, n. miscalculation, misreckoning, miscount, miscomputation, misestimation, misreading; misapprehension, misconstruction, misinterpretation, misunderstanding; underestimation, overestimation, underrating, overrating, overvaluation, undervaluation; mistake, error, blunder, Inf. slip-up.
mislay, v. misplace, displace, dislocate, mislocate, lose; forget, Inf. dean forget, not remember, disre-member, have no remembrance or recollection of, Inf. draw a blank; lose sight of, lose in a crowd,
mislead, v. lead astray, misguide, misdirect, misinform, SI. give [s.o.] a bum steer, throw [s.o.] off the scent; delude, deceive, fool, take in, throw dust in the eyes of, pull the wool over the eyes of, slip or pass one over on; cozen, dupe, gull, defraud, cheat; rook, victimize, Archaic, chouse, defraud, bilk, swindle; steal a march on, cog, SI. take, SI. snooker; pass off, palm off, impose upon, pull a fast one on, Inf. throw a curve; humbug, gammon, bluff, juggle, have [s.t.] up one's sleeve, Inf. flimflam; hoodwink, trick, outwit, bamboozle, overreach; entrap, ensnare, enmesh, trip up; beguile, seduce, bait, decoy; lead on, take for a ride, Inf. fake [s.o.] out, Inf. rope [s.o.] in, Inf. string along, Inf. lead up the garden path; Inf fast-talk, Inf. flam, Inf. hype, SI. jive, SI. mau-mau, Inf. buffalo, Inf. bulldoze; All SI. con, snow, suck in, sucker in, murphy; betray, sell down the river, play false, doublecross, two-time, SI. shaft, SI. cross [s.o.] up.
misleading, adj. deceiving, deceptive, evasive, elusive, dodgy, shifty, slippery; fraudulent, false, deceitful, hollow; catchy, tricky, subtle, sophistical, casuistic; fallacious, illusory, illusive, spurious, factitious,
mislike, v. dislike, disrelish, disfavor, disesteem; find disagreeable, feel repugnance toward, not be able to bear or abide or stand, SI. get turned off by, be disinclined toward, shrink from, recoil from; turn up one's nose at, object to, mind; have no stomach or use or taste for, not be able to stomach; shun, eschew, steer clear of; abhor, detest, loathe, despise, hate,
mismanage, v. maladminister, misgovern, misdirect, misrule, misconduct, mishandle; misspend, squander, waste, dissipate; be incompetent, be inefficient; bungle, botch, Inf. muff, Inf. flub, spoil, Inf. foul up, SI. blow; hash, muddle, mangle, SI. screw up, SI. mess up, SI. louse up, Inf. bollix; gum up the works, make a hash of, make a mess of, make sad work of, U.S. Inf. throw a monkey wrench into,
mismatched, adj. unsuited, poorly matched, unfit, ill-adapted, incompatible, uncongenial, incommodious, uncomplementary, unsympathetic; inappropriate, unsuitable, unfitting, unbefitting, unmeet, inapt, inapposite; incongruous, inconsistent, ill-assorted, out of keeping, out of order, out of character; displeasing, inharmonious, discordant.