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MISPLACED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misplaced mean? 

MISPLACED (adjective)
  The adjective MISPLACED has 2 senses:

1. put in the wrong place or position
2. lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

  Familiarity information: MISPLACED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISPLACED (adjective)


Sense 1misplaced [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in the wrong place or position

Context example:

She was penalized for a spelling mistake or a misplaced accent

Similar:

disarranged (having the arrangement disturbed; not in order)


Sense 2misplaced [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

Synonyms:

mislaid; misplaced

Context examples:

the mislaid hat turned up eventually / misplaced tickets

Similar:

lost (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered)


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