English-Finnish translations for misnomer

  • harhaanjohtava käsite
  • sanonta
  • harhaanjohtavaLaivan arvovaltainen nimi on täysin harhaanjohtava. It is a complete misnomer that this ship should be called Prestige. Koko aineistoa koskeva arviointi osoittaa, että termi globalisaatio on harhaanjohtava. An evaluation of all the data shows that the term 'globalisation' is a misnomer. Haluaisinkin kysyä: miksi kutsutte tätä onnettomuutta ympäristökatastrofiksi, sillä se on mielestäni täysin harhaanjohtava nimitys? I would ask: why are you calling this a natural disaster, which I believe is a complete misnomer?

Definition of misnomer

  • A use of a term that is misleading; a misname
  • A term that is misleading
  • A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense
  •  To use a misleading term; to misname

Examples

  • Calling it a driveway is a bit of a misnomer, since you dont drive on it, you park on it
  • Chinese checkers is a misnomer since the game has nothing to do with China
  • Its a misnomer that engineers cant write

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