misunderstanding


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mis·un·der·stand·ing

 (mĭs′ŭn-dər-stăn′dĭng)
n.
1. A failure to understand or interpret correctly.
2. A disagreement or quarrel.

misunderstanding

(ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ)
n
1. a failure to understand properly
2. a disagreement

mis•un•der•stand•ing

(ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ)

n.
1. a failure to understand correctly.
2. a disagreement or quarrel.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misunderstanding - putting the wrong interpretation onmisunderstanding - 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
2.misunderstanding - an understanding of something that is not correctmisunderstanding - 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

misunderstanding

noun
1. mistake, error, mix-up, misconception, misreading, misapprehension, false impression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, wrong idea, misconstruction Tell them what you want to avoid misunderstandings.

misunderstanding

noun
A failure to understand correctly:
Translations
خِصام، سوء تفاهُمسُوءَ الْفَهْمِسوء فَهْم
nedorozuměnínepochopeníspor
misforståelseuoverensstemmelse
väärinkäsitys
nesporazum
ágreiningurmisskilningur
誤解
오해
nesporazum
missförstånd
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sự hiểu lầm

misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ] N (= confusion) → malentendido m; (= mistake) → equivocación f; (= disagreement) → desacuerdo m
there must be some misunderstanding (= confusion) → debe de haber algún malentendido; (= mistake) → debe de haber alguna equivocación

misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋ] nmalentendu m
to avoid misunderstandings → éviter les malentendus
to sort out misunderstandings → dissiper les malentendus

misunderstanding

n
Missverständnis nt; there must be some misunderstandingda muss ein Missverständnis vorliegen; so that no misunderstanding is possibleum Missverständnissen vorzubeugen; let there be no misunderstanding (about it) …damit keine Missverständnisse entstehen: …, damit wir uns nicht missverstehen: …
(= disagreement)Meinungsverschiedenheit f

misunderstanding

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ] nmalinteso, equivoco

misunderstand

(misandəˈstӕnd) past tense, past participle ˌmisunderˈstood (-ˈstud) verb
to take a wrong meaning from. She misunderstood what I said.
ˌmisunderˈstanding noun
1. (a) confusion or mistake. a misunderstanding about the date of the meeting.
2. a slight quarrel.

misunderstanding

سُوءَ الْفَهْمِ nedorozumění misforståelse Missverständnis παρεξήγηση malentendido väärinkäsitys malentendu nesporazum malinteso 誤解 오해 misverstand misforståelse nieporozumienie mal-entendido недоразумение missförstånd การเข้าใจผิด yanlış anlama sự hiểu lầm 误会
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.
I drank heavily during this time, but right here I wish to forestall misunderstanding.
The former to take good times, when first to relate to a man an angry business; for the first impression is much; and the other is, to sever, as much as may be, the construction of the injury from the point of contempt; imputing it to misunderstanding, fear, passion, or what you will.
Remember, dear boy," and he drew Pierre's arm downwards, "it is simply a misunderstanding.
This is a good deal brought about by misunderstanding.
We can only deeply regret this unfortunate misunderstanding, and assure you of our unfailing regard.
Never was any human misunderstanding more intricately complete than the misunderstanding which had now established itself between those two.
Daisy, it was, who had put her tiny foot down and commanded the removal from the fever flatlands of Colusa to the healthy mountains of Ventura; who had backed the savage old Indian-fighter of a father into a corner and fought the entire family that Vila might marry the man of her choice; who had flown in the face of the family and of community morality and demanded the divorce of Laura from her criminally weak husband; and who on the other hand, had held the branches of the family together when only misunderstanding and weak humanness threatened to drive them apart.
This is only a misunderstanding, like the other, believe me; and with one kind movement, you may give happiness to him, and to me, and to yourself.
I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining.
There were misunderstandings between them, Emma; he said so expressly.
no war appears so very necessary when time has laid its soothing hand upon the passionate misunderstandings and the passionate desires of great peoples.