misunderstood, past participle; misunderstanding, present participle; misunderstood, past tense; misunderstands, 3rd person singular present;
Fail to interpret or understand (something) correctly
he had misunderstood the policeman's hand signals
I must have misunderstood—I thought you were anxious to leave
Fail to interpret or understand the words or actions of (someone) correctly
don't misunderstand me—I'm not implying she should be working
he is one of football's most misunderstood men
misconstrue: interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
(misunderstanding) misinterpretation: putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"
(misunderstanding) mistake: 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"
(Misunderstanding (Genesis song)) "Misunderstanding" is a song by British band Genesis, released on their 1980 album Duke. It reached number 14 in the US and number 42 in the UK.
(The Misunderstanding) The Misunderstanding (French: Le Malentendu), sometimes published as Cross Purpose, is a play written in 1943 in occupied Paris by Albert Camus.
To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly
(misunderstanding) A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception; A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel
(Misunderstanding) if the person using the quote misjudges the importance of context, partial sentences, or inserts an invalid implication.