misinformation (n.) Look up misinformation at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., from mis- (1) + information.
misinformed (adj.) Look up misinformed at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., past participle adjective from misinform.
misinterpret (v.) Look up misinterpret at Dictionary.com
1580s, from mis- (1) + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.
misinterpretation (n.) Look up misinterpretation at Dictionary.com
1570s; see mis- (1) + interpretation.
misjudge (v.) Look up misjudge at Dictionary.com
early 15c.; see mis- (1) + judge (v.). Related: Misjudged; misjudging.
misjudgement (n.) Look up misjudgement at Dictionary.com
see misjudgment.
misjudgment (n.) Look up misjudgment at Dictionary.com
1520s, from mis- (1) + judgment.
mislabel (v.) Look up mislabel at Dictionary.com
1865, from mis- (1) + label (v.). Related: Mislabeled; mislabeling.
mislay (v.) Look up mislay at Dictionary.com
c. 1400, from mis- (1) + lay (v.). Related: Mislaid; mislaying.
mislead (v.) Look up mislead at Dictionary.com
Old English mislædan "to mislead," common Germanic compound (compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch misleiden, Old High German misseleiten, German missleiten, Danish mislede); see mis- (1) + lead (v.). Related: misleading; misled.
misleading (adj.) Look up misleading at Dictionary.com
1630s, present participle adjective from mislead.
mislike (v.) Look up mislike at Dictionary.com
Old English mislician "to be displeasing;" see mis- (1) + like (v.). Sense of "to be displeased with" is attested from 1510s. Related: Misliked; misliking.
mismanage (v.) Look up mismanage at Dictionary.com
1680s, from mis- (1) + manage. Related: Mismanaged; mismanaging.
mismanagement Look up mismanagement at Dictionary.com
1660s; see mis- (1) + management.
mismatch (n.) Look up mismatch at Dictionary.com
c. 1600, from mis- (1) + match (n.2).
mismatch (v.) Look up mismatch at Dictionary.com
1590s, from mis- (1) + match (v.). Related: Mismatched; mismatching.
mismeasure (v.) Look up mismeasure at Dictionary.com
1742; see mis- (1) + measure (v.). Related: Mismeasured; mismeasuring.
misname (v.) Look up misname at Dictionary.com
c. 1500 "to call (someone) a bad name;" see mis- (1) + name (v.). Related: Misnamed; misnaming.
misnomer (n.) Look up misnomer at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "mistaken identification of an accused or convicted person," from Anglo-French, Old French mesnomer "to misname, wrongly name," noun use of infinitive, from mes- "wrongly" (see mis- (2)) + nomer "to name," from Latin nominare "nominate" (see nominate). For noun use of French infinitives, see waiver.
miso (n.) Look up miso at Dictionary.com
type of paste used in Japanese cooking, 1727, from Japanese.
miso- Look up miso- at Dictionary.com
word-forming element meaning "hater, hatred," before vowels, mis-, from Greek misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Productive as a word-forming element in ancient Greek, for instance misoagathia "hatred of good or goodness;" misoponein "to hate work." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, for example misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," misocyny "hatred of dogs."
misogamist (n.) Look up misogamist at Dictionary.com
"a marriage-hater," 1706, from misogamy + -ist.
misogamy (n.) Look up misogamy at Dictionary.com
"hatred of marriage," 1650s, from Modern Latin misogamia, from Greek misogamos "hating marriage;" see miso- + -gamy.
misogynism (n.) Look up misogynism at Dictionary.com
1830, from misogyny + -ism.
misogynist (n.) Look up misogynist at Dictionary.com
1610s, from Greek misogynes "woman-hater" (see misogyny).
misogynistic (adj.) Look up misogynistic at Dictionary.com
1821, from misogynist + -ic.
misogyny (n.) Look up misogyny at Dictionary.com
1650s, from Modern Latin misogynia, from Greek misogynia, from misogynes "woman-hater," from miso- (see miso-) + gyne "woman" (from PIE root *gwen- "woman").
misoneism (n.) Look up misoneism at Dictionary.com
"hatred of novelty," 1886, from miso- + Greek neos "new" (see new) + -ism. Related: Misoneist.
misperception (n.) Look up misperception at Dictionary.com
1722; see mis- (1) + perception.
misplace (v.) Look up misplace at Dictionary.com
1550s, "to assign a wrong position to;" see mis- (1) + place (v.). Of affections, confidence, etc., "to give to a wrong object," it is recorded from 1630s. Related: Misplaced; misplacing.
misplay (n.) Look up misplay at Dictionary.com
1889 in baseball context, from mis- (1) + play (n.). As a verb from 1824 (originally in music; 1842 in games). Related: Misplayed; misplaying.
misprint (v.) Look up misprint at Dictionary.com
late 15c.; from mis- (1) + print (v.). Related: misprinted; misprinting. The noun is first attested 1818.
misprision (n.) Look up misprision at Dictionary.com
"wrong action, a failure on the part of authority," early 15c., from Anglo-French mesprisioun "mistake, error, wrong action or speech," from Old French mesprision "mistake, wrongdoing, fault, blame, crime," from mespris, past participle of mesprendre "to mistake, act wrongly, trespass, transgress, break a law," from mes- "wrongly" (see mis- (2)) + prendre "take," from Latin prendere, contracted from prehendere "seize" (see prehensile).

In 16c., misprision of treason was used for lesser degrees of guilt (those not subject to capital punishment), especially for knowing of treasonable actions or plots but not informing the authorities. This led to the common supposition in legal writers that the word means "failure to denounce" a crime.
mispronounce (v.) Look up mispronounce at Dictionary.com
1590s, from mis- (1) + pronounce. Related: Mispronounced; mispronouncing.
mispronunciation (n.) Look up mispronunciation at Dictionary.com
1520s; see mis- (1) + pronunciation.
misquote (v.) Look up misquote at Dictionary.com
1590s; see mis- (1) + quote (v.). First recorded in Shakespeare.
Looke how we can, or sad or merrily, Interpretation will misquote our lookes. ["I Hen. IV," v.ii.13]
Related: Misquoted; misquoting. As a noun from 1855.
misread (v.) Look up misread at Dictionary.com
1809, from mis- (1) + read (v.). Related: Misreading.
misremember (v.) Look up misremember at Dictionary.com
1530s, from mis- (1) + remember. Related: Misremembered; misremembering.
misreport (v.) Look up misreport at Dictionary.com
c. 1400, from mis- (1) + report (v.). Related: Misreported; misreporting.
misrepresent (v.) Look up misrepresent at Dictionary.com
1640s, from mis- (1) + represent. Related: Misrepresented; misrepresenting.
misrepresentation (n.) Look up misrepresentation at Dictionary.com
1640s, from mis- (1) + representation.
misrule (v.) Look up misrule at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from mis- (1) + rule (v.). Related: Misruled; misruling.
misrule (n.) Look up misrule at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "bad government of a state;" see mis- (1) + rule (n.). Meaning "disorderly conduct or living" is from c. 1400, obsolete except in Lord of Misrule, one chosen to preside over Christmas games in a great house (late 15c.).
miss (n.1) Look up miss at Dictionary.com
late 12c., "loss, lack; " c. 1200, "regret occasioned by loss or absence," from Old English miss "absence, loss," from source of missan "to miss" (see miss (v.)). Meaning "an act or fact of missing; a being without" is from late 15c.; meaning "a failure to hit or attain" is 1550s. To give something a miss "to abstain from, avoid" is from 1919. Phrase a miss is as good as a mile was originally, an inch, in a miss, is as good as an ell (see ell).
miss (n.2) Look up miss at Dictionary.com
"the term of honour to a young girl" [Johnson], originally (c. 1600) a shortened form of mistress. By 1640s as "prostitute, concubine;" sense of "title for a young unmarried woman, girl" first recorded 1660s. In the 1811 reprint of the slang dictionary, Miss Laycock is given as an underworld euphemism for "the monosyllable." Miss America is from 1922 as the title bestowed on the winner of an annual nationwide U.S. beauty/talent contest. Earlier it meant "young American women generally" or "the United States personified as a young woman," and it also was the name of a fast motor boat.
miss (v.) Look up miss at Dictionary.com
Old English missan "fail to hit, miss (a mark); fail in what was aimed at; escape (someone's notice)," influenced by Old Norse missa "to miss, to lack;" both from Proto-Germanic *missjan "to go wrong" (source also of Old Frisian missa, Middle Dutch, Dutch missen, German missen "to miss, fail"), from *missa- "in a changed manner," hence "abnormally, wrongly," from PIE root *mei- (1) "to change, go, move." Related: Missed; missing.

Meaning "to fail to get what one wanted" is from mid-13c. Sense of "to escape, avoid" is from 1520s; that of "to perceive with regret the absence or loss of (something or someone)" is from late 15c. Sense of "to not be on time for" is from 1823; to miss the boat in the figurative sense of "be too late for" is from 1929, originally nautical slang. To miss out (on) "fail to get" is from 1929.
missal (n.) Look up missal at Dictionary.com
c. 1300, from Old French messel "book of the Mass" (12c.) an ddirectly from Medieval Latin missale, neuter of adjective missalis "pertaining to the Mass," from Late Latin missa "Mass" (see mass (2)).
missel (n.) Look up missel at Dictionary.com
Old English mistel "basil, mistletoe," from Proto-Germanic *mikhstilaz (source also of Old Saxon mistil, Dutch mistel, Old High German mistil, German Mistel, Swedish mistel), of unknown origin.
misshapen (adj.) Look up misshapen at Dictionary.com
"having a bad or ugly shape, crippled, deformed, monstrous," also "degraded, perverted," late 14c., from mis- (1) + old alternative past participle of shape (v.).
missile (n.) Look up missile at Dictionary.com
"thing thrown or discharged as a weapon," is 1650s, from missile (adj.), 1610s, "capable of being thrown," chiefly in phrase missile weapon, from French missile and directly from Latin missilis "that may be thrown or hurled" (also, in plural, as a noun, "weapons that can be thrown, darts, javelins"), from missus "a throwing, hurling," past participle of mittere "to release, let go; send, throw" (see mission). Sense of "self-propelled rocket or bomb" is first recorded 1738; the modern remote guidance projectile so called from 1945.