misunderstood


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mis·un·der·stood

 (mĭs′ŭn-dər-sto͝od′)
v.
Past tense and past participle of misunderstand.
adj.
1. Incorrectly understood or interpreted.
2. Not appreciated or given sympathetic understanding: a sorely misunderstood child.

misunderstood

(ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd)
adj
not properly or sympathetically understood: a misunderstood work of art; a misunderstood adolescent.

mis•un•der•stood

(ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstʊd)

adj.
1. incorrectly understood or interpreted.
2. unappreciated; misjudged.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misunderstood - wrongly understoodmisunderstood - wrongly understood; "a misunderstood criticism"; "a misunderstood question"
ununderstood - not understood; "should not tamely submit to the unpredictable and ununderstood cycles of wars"- Psychiatry

misunderstood

adjective misjudged, misinterpreted, misread, misconstrued, unrecognized, misheard, unappreciated He's very badly misunderstood.
Translations

misunderstood

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd]
A. PT, PP of misunderstand
B. ADJincomprendido

misunderstood

[ˌmɪsʌndərˈstʊd]
pt
adj [person] → incompris(e)
a misunderstood genius → un génie incompris

misunderstood

ptp of misunderstand
adjunverstanden; artist, playwrightverkannt

misunderstood

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd]
1. pt, pp of misunderstand
2. adjincompreso/a
References in classic literature ?
And when we grow old enough to look back upon those times, although we may remember the pain of them, we can see that sometimes they came from our own fault, it was not that we were misunderstood so much as that we were misunderstanding.
He evidently quite misunderstood, and apparently intentionally misunderstood, the conditions upon which the land had been given to him.
The important thing was that their life would begin again with an every-day act--with something that could not be misunderstood, that, thank God, had no moral meaning, no perplexity-- and yet was symbolic of their uninterrupted communion in the past--in all the future.
It is in reality for my own sake, that, while I am discovering the rocks on which innocence and goodness often split, I may not be misunderstood to recommend the very means to my worthy readers, by which I intend to show them they will be undone.
I have entirely misunderstood Lady Susan, and was on the point of leaving the house under a false impression of her conduct.
We misunderstood each other: he believed me more to blame than I really was; I considered his interference less excusable than I now find it.
But, indeed, to be misunderstood is the shy man's fate on every occasion; and whatever impression he endeavors to create, he is sure to convey its opposite.
Thus, the pair of lovers could be jarred apart by misunderstood motives, by accident of fate, by jealous rivals, by irate parents, by crafty guardians, by scheming relatives, and so forth and so forth; they could be reunited by a brave deed of the man lover, by a similar deed of the woman lover, by change of heart in one lover or the other, by forced confession of crafty guardian, scheming relative, or jealous rival, by voluntary confession of same, by discovery of some unguessed secret, by lover storming girl's heart, by lover making long and noble self-sacrifice, and so on, endlessly.
My motives may be misinterpreted; my position may be misunderstood.
THOUSANDS of youngsters are feeling lonely and misunderstood, Childline has said.
Critique: A Woman Misunderstood is a suspenseful crime novel that will keep the murder mystery connoisseurs second-guessing themselves up to the end.
Secretary Yasay was misunderstood by the Chinese government,' Duterte said during a speech delivered at the turnover of a drug rehabilitation facility in Davao del Norte.