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mis·con·strue

 (mĭs′kən-stro͞o′)
tr.v. mis·con·strued, mis·con·stru·ing, mis·con·strues
To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.

misconstrue

(ˌmɪskənˈstruː)
vb, -strues, -struing or -strued
(tr) to interpret mistakenly

mis•con•strue

(ˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn stru)

v.t. -strued, -stru•ing.
to misunderstand the meaning of.
[1350–1400]

misconstrue


Past participle: misconstrued
Gerund: misconstruing

Imperative
misconstrue
misconstrue
Present
I misconstrue
you misconstrue
he/she/it misconstrues
we misconstrue
you misconstrue
they misconstrue
Preterite
I misconstrued
you misconstrued
he/she/it misconstrued
we misconstrued
you misconstrued
they misconstrued
Present Continuous
I am misconstruing
you are misconstruing
he/she/it is misconstruing
we are misconstruing
you are misconstruing
they are misconstruing
Present Perfect
I have misconstrued
you have misconstrued
he/she/it has misconstrued
we have misconstrued
you have misconstrued
they have misconstrued
Past Continuous
I was misconstruing
you were misconstruing
he/she/it was misconstruing
we were misconstruing
you were misconstruing
they were misconstruing
Past Perfect
I had misconstrued
you had misconstrued
he/she/it had misconstrued
we had misconstrued
you had misconstrued
they had misconstrued
Future
I will misconstrue
you will misconstrue
he/she/it will misconstrue
we will misconstrue
you will misconstrue
they will misconstrue
Future Perfect
I will have misconstrued
you will have misconstrued
he/she/it will have misconstrued
we will have misconstrued
you will have misconstrued
they will have misconstrued
Future Continuous
I will be misconstruing
you will be misconstruing
he/she/it will be misconstruing
we will be misconstruing
you will be misconstruing
they will be misconstruing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misconstruing
you have been misconstruing
he/she/it has been misconstruing
we have been misconstruing
you have been misconstruing
they have been misconstruing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misconstruing
you will have been misconstruing
he/she/it will have been misconstruing
we will have been misconstruing
you will have been misconstruing
they will have been misconstruing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misconstruing
you had been misconstruing
he/she/it had been misconstruing
we had been misconstruing
you had been misconstruing
they had been misconstruing
Conditional
I would misconstrue
you would misconstrue
he/she/it would misconstrue
we would misconstrue
you would misconstrue
they would misconstrue
Past Conditional
I would have misconstrued
you would have misconstrued
he/she/it would have misconstrued
we would have misconstrued
you would have misconstrued
they would have misconstrued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misconstrue - interpret in the wrong waymisconstrue - interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

misconstrue

verb misinterpret, misunderstand, misjudge, misread, mistake, misapprehend, get a false impression of, misconceive, mistranslate, get your lines crossed about, make a wrong interpretation of An outsider might misconstrue the nature of the relationship.

misconstrue

verb
Translations
يُفَسِّر تَفْسيراً خاطِئا
nepochopitšpatně si vyložit
misforstå
félremagyaráz
neteisingai aiškintineteisingai suprasti
parprast, nepareizi iztulkot
nesprávne interpretovať

misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] VTinterpretar mal, malinterpretar

misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] vtmal interpréter

misconstrue

vtmissverstehen, missdeuten, falsch auslegen; you have misconstrued my meaningSie haben mich falsch verstanden; to misconstrue something as somethingetw irrtümlicherweise für etw halten

misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] vtinterpretare male

misconstrue

(ˌmiskənˈstruː) verb
(formal) to misunderstand; to interpret wrongly. That's not what she meant, her statement was misconstrued.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, a dangerous matter -- so dangerous that even the most saintly dared only whisper their religious opinions with bated breath, lest something which fell from their lips might be misconstrued, and bring down a swift retribution upon them.
I can have had no desire to deceive him, but some reason was needed to account for my vigil, and I may have said something that he misconstrued, for above my words he was always listening for other sounds.
too cheerful in my views to be captious.We removed to Windsor; and two days afterwards I received a parcel from her, my own letters all returned!and a few lines at the same time by the post, stating her extreme surprize at not having had the smallest reply to her last; and adding, that as silence on such a point could not be misconstrued, and as it must be equally desirable to both to have every subordinate arrangement concluded as soon as possible, she now sent me, by a safe conveyance, all my letters, and requested, that if I could not directly command hers, so as to send them to Highbury within a week, I would forward them after that period to her at: in short, the full direction to Mr.
By the time I had apologized to my friend for having misconstrued his silence, it had become somewhat more light, and we crawled out of our lair.
He heard his sister's sufferings derided, and her virtuous conduct jeered at and brutally misconstrued; he heard her name bandied from mouth to mouth, and herself made the subject of coarse and insolent wagers, free speech, and licentious jesting.
The one thing of which I felt certain was, that the grossest of mankind could not have misconstrued her motive in speaking, even at that suspiciously late hour and in that suspiciously lonely place.
His voluntary banishment had been misconstrued, and he had borne (not without pain) reproach and slight for doing that which had wrung his heart, and cast a mournful shadow on his path.
I tell you, trapper, if another Sioux is seen prowling around my camp, wherever it may be, he shall feel the contents of old Kentuck," slapping his rifle, in a manner that could not be easily misconstrued, "though he wore the medal of Washington,[*] himself.
'Mr Fledgeby, I will not have my words misconstrued.'
"I am shocked that my statement has been distorted and misconstrued as 'communal' and 'inciting hatred'.
LANGUAGE is a funny thing and the well-intentioned can be easily misconstrued if not put just right.
Cllr Knowles initially denied writing the comments, claiming "a concerted effort to blacken my character" But he later updated his website to say: "Hate the way things can be misconstrued by nasty people with an axe to grind."