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Pronunciation:  `misundur'standing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"
  2. [n]  putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"

MISUNDERSTANDING is a 16 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: misapprehension, misinterpretation, mistake, mistaking
 See Also: imbroglio, interpretation, misconception, misconstrual, misconstruction, misreading



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*un`der*stand"ing\, n.
1. Mistake of the meaning; error; misconception. --Bacon.

2. Disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
   ``Misunderstandings among friends.'' --Swift.

Thesaurus Terms
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