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misnomer (noun) wrong name.

The wrong name for a thing or a person is a misnomer. For example, Broadway is the name of one of the roads in the city of Chennai in India. It is, however, one of the narrow roads in the city. So, Broadway is an example of a misnomer.

  • His uncle is Mr. Stone. Mr. Stone is a misnomer for him because he is quite weak and is very kindhearted.
  • Rose is a misnomer for her. She is quite dark and has nothing of the qualities of the rose in her.
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