transitive verb (-cast; -casting) Date: 1925 to cast in an unsuitable role <
life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother — Edna Ferber

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • miscast — ► VERB (past and past part. miscast) (be miscast) ▪ (of an actor) be given an unsuitable role …   English terms dictionary

  • miscast — [miskast′] vt. miscast, miscasting 1. to cast (an actor) in an unsuitable role 2. to cast (a play) with actors unsuited to their roles …   English World dictionary

  • Miscast — Mis*cast , v. t. To cast or reckon wrongly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miscast — Mis*cast , n. An erroneous cast or reckoning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscast — (v.) late 14c., to cast (a glance, an eye ) with evil intent see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CAST (Cf. cast) (v.). Theatrical sense of to place an actor in an unsuitable roll is first recorded 1927. Related: Miscasting …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscast — UK [ˌmɪsˈkɑːst] / US [mɪsˈkæst] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms miscast : present tense I/you/we/they miscast he/she/it miscasts present participle miscasting past tense miscast past participle miscast to give a part in a play or… …   English dictionary

  • miscast — /mis kast , kahst /, v.t., miscast, miscasting. 1. to assign an unsuitable role to (an actor): Tom was miscast as Romeo. 2. to allot (a role) to an unsuitable actor. 3. to select unsuitable actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like). [1925… …   Universalium

  • miscast — mis|cast [ˌmısˈka:st US ˈkæst] v past tense and past participle miscast [T usually passive] to choose an unsuitable actor to play a particular character in a play or film →↑cast ▪ She was hopelessly miscast in her last film …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miscast — [[t]mɪ̱skɑ͟ːst, kæ̱st[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone who is acting in a play or film is miscast, the role that they have is not suitable for them, so that they appear silly or unconvincing to the audience …   English dictionary

  • miscast — verb (past and past participle miscast) allot an unsuitable role to (an actor) …   English new terms dictionary

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