Definition of Misunderstanding

1. Noun. Putting the wrong interpretation on. "There was no mistaking her meaning"

Exact synonyms: Misinterpretation, Mistaking
Generic synonyms: Interpretation
Specialized synonyms: Imbroglio, Misconstrual, Misconstruction, Misreading
Derivative terms: Misinterpret, Misinterpret, Mistake, Misunderstand



2. Noun. An understanding of something that is not correct. "There must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"
Exact synonyms: Misapprehension, Mistake
Generic synonyms: Misconception
Derivative terms: Misapprehend, Mistake, Misunderstand

Definition of Misunderstanding

1. n. Mistake of the meaning; error; misconception.

Definition of Misunderstanding

1. Noun. A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception. ¹

2. Noun. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of misunderstand) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Misunderstanding

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Literary usage of Misunderstanding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"There appears Ht present to be some misunderstanding as to how the rate now in effect should be figured. When the sliding scale rate is used it is contended ..."

2. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... either in the direction, or with the celerity required of him by Beresford; but there seems to have been a misunderstanding between them, ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"At least he would believe, though misunderstanding and jealousy (the justice of God, he said, would overtake the fomenters of that jealousy, ..."

4. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"Having no formidable enemy to oppose them, by reason of the misunderstanding between the French and Spaniards, they recovered all the Piedmontese fortresses ..."

5. Child Study and Child Training by William Byron Forbush (1915)
"TOPIC I INSTANCES OF Misunderstanding AND OF BEING MISUNDERSTOOD Throughout the earlier chapters we were continually noticing how children were wronged ..."

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