misinterpretation


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mis·in·ter·pret

 (mĭs′ĭn-tûr′prĭt)
tr.v. mis·in·ter·pret·ed, mis·in·ter·pret·ing, mis·in·ter·prets
To interpret or explain wrongly.

mis′in·ter′pre·ta′tion n.
mis′in·ter′pret·er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misinterpretation - putting the wrong interpretation onmisinterpretation - 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
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misinterpretation

noun
A failure to understand correctly:
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Translations

misinterpretation

[ˌmɪsɪntɜːprɪˈteɪʃən] Nmala interpretación f; (deliberate) → tergiversación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

misinterpretation

[mɪsɪnˌtɜːrprɪˈteɪʃən] n [theory, ideology] → interprétation f erronée
to be open to misinterpretation → prêter à confusion
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

misinterpretation

nFehldeutung f, → falsche Auslegung; (of play, novel)Fehlinterpretation f, → falsche Auslegung; (by interpreter) → falsche Wiedergabe
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misinterpretation

[ˈmɪsɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃn] ninterpretazione errata f
open to misinterpretation → che dà adito ad un'interpretazione errata
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References in classic literature ?
Nothing holds men back from belief like that misinterpretation. 'I have not works, so I cannot believe,' though all the while that is not said.
It would be quite unjust to him to suppose that he could have entered into any coarse misinterpretation of Dorothea: his own habits of mind and conduct, quite as much as the open elevation of her nature, saved him from any such mistake.
And I feared that it might lead to some possible misinterpretation of me on the part of a person whom I dearly loved."
Nietzsche tells us here, in a poetical form, how deeply grieved he was by the manifold misinterpretations and misunderstandings which were becoming rife concerning his publications.
A man living in the artificial social atmosphere which this man had never breathed would have felt painfully the worldly side of the situation -- its novelty and strangeness; the serious present difficulty in which it placed him; the numberless misinterpretations in the future to which it might lead.
Kyrle exactly as it was, and then asked for his advice in return, expressed in plain, downright terms which he could comprehend without any danger of misinterpretations and mistakes.
He voiced hope that misinterpretation and incorrect application of Section 113 of the Income Tax Ordinance, which was against the spirit of SRO 333 (I) 2011, would not be done again.
This misreading and misinterpretation of the Faizabad judgment must not be allowed to flourish.
ISLAMABAD: National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) Secretary Dr Muhammad Raheem Awan Friday clarified a news item published in some section of media regarding section 22-A(6) of CrPC misinterpretation.
He also charged them with responsibility for circumventing it, through providing misinterpretation of its eighth article, including strengthening the United Nations mechanism for inspection and verification in ports Hodeidah, Ras Issa and Salif.
Jeremy contends that the circuit court granted the protective order based on its misinterpretation of the judgment of divorce.
The delegation of ABAD apprised the Governor about alleged misinterpretation of the orders of the Supreme Court by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), said a statement.