misunderstanding


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mis·un·der·stand·ing

 (mĭs′ŭn-dər-stăn′dĭng)
n.
1. A failure to understand or interpret correctly.
2. A disagreement or quarrel.

misunderstanding

(ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ)
n
1. a failure to understand properly
2. a disagreement

mis•un•der•stand•ing

(ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ)

n.
1. a failure to understand correctly.
2. a disagreement or quarrel.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misunderstanding - putting the wrong interpretation onmisunderstanding - putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
imbroglio - a very embarrassing misunderstanding
misconstrual, misconstruction - a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
misreading - misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading
2.misunderstanding - an understanding of something that is not correctmisunderstanding - 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"
misconception - an incorrect conception

misunderstanding

noun
1. mistake, error, mix-up, misconception, misreading, misapprehension, false impression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, wrong idea, misconstruction Tell them what you want to avoid misunderstandings.

misunderstanding

noun
A failure to understand correctly:
Translations
خِصام، سوء تفاهُمسُوءَ الْفَهْمِسوء فَهْم
nedorozuměnínepochopeníspor
misforståelseuoverensstemmelse
väärinkäsitys
nesporazum
ágreiningurmisskilningur
誤解
오해
nesporazum
missförstånd
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misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ] N (= confusion) → malentendido m; (= mistake) → equivocación f; (= disagreement) → desacuerdo m
there must be some misunderstanding (= confusion) → debe de haber algún malentendido; (= mistake) → debe de haber alguna equivocación

misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋ] nmalentendu m
to avoid misunderstandings → éviter les malentendus
to sort out misunderstandings → dissiper les malentendus

misunderstanding

n
Missverständnis nt; there must be some misunderstandingda muss ein Missverständnis vorliegen; so that no misunderstanding is possibleum Missverständnissen vorzubeugen; let there be no misunderstanding (about it) …damit keine Missverständnisse entstehen: …, damit wir uns nicht missverstehen: …
(= disagreement)Meinungsverschiedenheit f

misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ] nmalinteso, equivoco

misunderstand

(misandəˈstӕnd) past tense, past participle ˌmisunderˈstood (-ˈstud) verb
to take a wrong meaning from. She misunderstood what I said.
ˌmisunderˈstanding noun
1. (a) confusion or mistake. a misunderstanding about the date of the meeting.
2. a slight quarrel.

misunderstanding

سُوءَ الْفَهْمِ nedorozumění misforståelse Missverständnis παρεξήγηση malentendido väärinkäsitys malentendu nesporazum malinteso 誤解 오해 misverstand misforståelse nieporozumienie mal-entendido недоразумение missförstånd การเข้าใจผิด yanlış anlama sự hiểu lầm 误会
References in classic literature ?
It was during a misunderstanding conducted with crowbars with a fellow we used to call Hercules.
Not long after his marriage, a misunderstanding took place between himself and Master Hugh; and as a means of punishing his brother, he took me from him to live with himself at St.
I certainly have been misunderstanding you, if you feel in doubt as to the purport of your answer.
You will find she is some young lady who has had a misunderstanding with her friends, and has probably injudiciously left them.
If the misunderstanding were permitted to proceed to extremities, there was a chance that the invitation for that evening to Sea-view Cottage might be put off.
Do not allow a trivial misunderstanding to wither the blossoms of spring, which, once put forth and blighted, cannot be renewed.
Silas was as unable to interpret the letters as Dolly, but there was no possibility of misunderstanding the desire to give comfort that made itself heard in her quiet tones.
I do not even know what it means yet," he said, "and I want to know, for I believe there is some misunderstanding between us, and it is the trick of your sex to perpetuate misunderstandings by forbidding all allusions to them.
Look here, John,' said his brother, 'let us have no misunderstanding upon this.
Tell me truly, Maximilian, whether in former days, when our fathers dwelt at Marseilles, there was ever any misunderstanding between them?
Shortly after, a misunderstanding occurred in the conference: some of the Indians, knowing the cannon to be useless, became insolent.
Even religion could not furnish them with a cause for misunderstanding.