[mis-ven-cher] /mɪsˈvɛn tʃər/
an unfortunate undertaking; misadventure.
verb See miswanting
adjective See miswanting
noun the act or condition of wanting something with the mistaken belief that it will bring one happiness Examples The real problem with miswanting, the researchers argue, is that it leads you to want the wrong things and make poor judgements about what will really make you happy. Word Origin 2000 Usage Note also miswant […]
/mis-wort/ [By analogy with misbug] A feature that superficially appears to be a wart but has been determined to be the Right Thing. For example, in some versions of the Emacs text editor, the “transpose characters” command exchanges the character under the cursor with the one before it on the screen, *except* when the cursor […]