Definition of Misconstruction

1. Noun. A kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately).

Exact synonyms: Misconstrual
Generic synonyms: Misinterpretation, Mistaking, Misunderstanding
Derivative terms: Misconstrue, Misconstrue



2. Noun. An ungrammatical constituent.

Definition of Misconstruction

1. n. Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation.

Definition of Misconstruction

1. Noun. a misunderstanding or misinterpretation resulting from the use of the wrong meaning of a word that has multiple meanings ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) an ungrammatical phrase ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misconstruction

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misconstruction

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misconversion
misconversions
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Literary usage of Misconstruction

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"suspicions and misconstruction of their intentions." They arrived at Salem on 12th June following, and in July settled at Charlestown, from whence " Sir R. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"... as the preamble of the act of Congress proposing them declares, "in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse" of the powers of the general government. ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"language may be open to misconstruction, that Mr. Longman meant to intimate any other opinion; though an earlier passage in which (i. ..."

4. Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect by Hezekiah Niles (1822)
"At the same time; misconstruction, conceive that we ought to i we cheerfully acknowledge that ihe genuine spirit of liberty ..."

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