misapprehension


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Related to misapprehension: errand, convoluted, coy, frivolity

mis·ap·pre·hend

 (mĭs-ăp′rĭ-hĕnd′)
tr.v. mis·ap·pre·hend·ed, mis·ap·pre·hend·ing, mis·ap·pre·hends
To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis·ap′pre·hen′sion (-hĕn′shən) n.

misapprehension

(ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnʃən)
n
a failure to understand fully; misconception: the misapprehension that acting was easy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misapprehension - an understanding of something that is not correctmisapprehension - 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

misapprehension

noun misunderstanding, mistake, error, delusion, misconception, fallacy, misreading, false impression, misinterpretation, false belief, misconstruction, wrong idea or impression We were under no misapprehension about the scale of the problem.

misapprehension

noun
Translations
سوء فَهْم
nedorozumění
misforståelse
misskilningur
nesusipratimas
pārpratums

misapprehension

[ˌmɪsæprɪˈhenʃən] Nmalentendido m
there seems to be some misapprehensionparece haber algún malentendido
to be under a misapprehensionestar equivocado

misapprehension

[ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnʃən] nmalentendu m, méprise f
to be under a misapprehension → se méprendre
to be labouring under a misapprehension → se méprendre

misapprehension

nMissverständnis nt; I think you are under a misapprehensionich glaube, bei Ihnen liegt (da) ein Missverständnis vor; he was under the misapprehension that …er hatte fälschlicherweise or irrtümlicherweise angenommen, dass …

misapprehension

[ˈmɪsˌæprɪˈhɛnʃn] nequivoco, malinteso
to be (labouring) under a misapprehension → sbagliarsi

misapprehension

(misapriˈhenʃən) noun
misunderstanding.
References in classic literature ?
To re- move the liability of such misapprehension, I deem it proper to append the following brief explanation.
I have frequently detected myself in such kind of mistakes," said Elinor, "in a total misapprehension of character in some point or other: fancying people so much more gay or grave, or ingenious or stupid than they really are, and I can hardly tell why or in what the deception originated.
I'm not sure that the humanity of the reader in these cases is of such comprehensive sympathy as the novelist's, and it may well be that the novelist undertakes all such hard labour under a misapprehension of the desires of the reader, who, as a rule, I fancy, is as anxious to join the ladies as the novelist himself.
A scruple of this kind would deprive us of one of the principal advantages to be expected from union, and can only flow from a misapprehension of the nature of the provision itself.
He might be jealous of her brother as a rival, but if more had seemed implied, the fault must have been in her misapprehension.
It is a grotesque misapprehension which sees in art no more than a craft comprehensible perfectly only to the craftsman: art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand.
Trent," the manager declared in his suavest and most professional manner, "that you are acting under a complete misapprehension.
He saw the smile, and a strange misapprehension came over him.
I find myself at times very unpopular with people, whose good opinion I am anxious to retain, simply owing to this too general misapprehension.
On rereading your letter it seems to us that you are laboring under the misapprehension that we pay for unsolicited manuscripts.
Let him ever remain under his misapprehension which was so much more flattering for him.
he ejaculated at the top of his voice to a ragged wolfish-looking dog, a sort of lurcher, half mastiff, half greyhound, which ran limping about as if with the purpose of seconding his master in collecting the refractory grunters; but which, in fact, from misapprehension of the swine-herd's signals, ignorance of his own duty, or malice prepense, only drove them hither and thither, and increased the evil which he seemed to design to remedy.