Definition of Misconstrual

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

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



Definition of Misconstrual

1. Noun. A misinterpretation of the meaning of words. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Misconstrual

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... noses of the university examiners and second on the deliberate misconstrual of some harmlessly stodgy formula used by the poor clerk of a local board. ..."

2. Detained in China and Tibet: A Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners by Robin Munro, Mickey Spiegel, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.) (1994)
"In mid-summer 1993, a report surfaced that Ding had been released, but this appears to have been a misconstrual of the news of his transfer to the prison ..."

3. The Destiny of the Soul: A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life by William Rounseville Alger, Ezra Abbot (1880)
"... caused his misconstrual of its message, and stamped the purely human and providential meaning of the doctrine of the resurrection with the rabbinical ..."

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