Simple Definition of misunderstanding
: a failure to understand something
: a usually minor argument or disagreement
Examples of misunderstanding in a sentence
The instructions are carefully written in order to avoid misunderstanding.
Her comments reflect a misunderstanding of the basic problem.
using clear language to avoid misunderstandings
an unfortunate misunderstanding between old friends
We had our little misunderstandings in the past but we managed to clear them up long ago.
First Known Use of misunderstanding
Rhymes with misunderstanding
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