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misunderstood, past participle; misunderstanding, present participle; misunderstood, past tense; misunderstands, 3rd person singular present;
  1. 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
  2. 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

  1. misconstrue: interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
  2. (misunderstanding) misinterpretation: putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"
  3. (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"
  4. (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.
  5. (The Misunderstanding) The Misunderstanding (French: Le Malentendu), sometimes published as Cross Purpose, is a play written in 1943 in occupied Paris by Albert Camus.
  6. To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly
  7. (misunderstanding) A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception; A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel
  8. (Misunderstanding) if the person using the quote misjudges the importance of context, partial sentences, or inserts an invalid implication.