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 ?
One of them, in truth, --it was he with the blood-stain on his band,--seemed, unless his gestures were misunderstood, to hold the parchment in his immediate keeping, but was prevented by his two partners in the mystery from disburdening himself of the trust.
The judge said he could hug him for them words; so he cried, and his wife she cried again; pap said he'd been a man that had always been misunderstood before, and the judge said he believed it.
I should not have thought it possible," she began, "that you could have misunderstood me
Such was the sentence which, when misunderstood, so justly offended the delicate feelings of Mrs.
I was going to say, impassioned: but perhaps you would have misunderstood the word, and been displeased.
As it was, we always misunderstood ourselves and rarely understood others.
For him, he was a misunderstood genius who, tired of earth's deceptions, had taken refuge in this inaccessible medium, where he might follow his instincts freely.
You have misunderstood me, all sympathy is extinct between us.
My commands are ordinarily short, clear, and precise; and I would rather be obliged to repeat my words twice, or even three times, than they should be misunderstood.
They both looked searchingly at the young man, who misunderstood the meaning of that inquisition.
Very possibly I misunderstood you, my dear," said Miss Emmerson, rising and withdrawing from the room, in apparent indifference to the subject.
I have greatly misunderstood the character of Mademoiselle Hennequin if she ventured to interfere with you in either