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misunderstanding

noun mis·un·der·stand·ing

: a failure to understand something

: a usually minor argument or disagreement

Full Definition of MISUNDERSTANDING

1
:  a failure to understand :  misinterpretation
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Examples of MISUNDERSTANDING

  1. The instructions are carefully written in order to avoid misunderstanding.
  2. Her comments reflect a misunderstanding of the basic problem.
  3. using clear language to avoid misunderstandings
  4. an unfortunate misunderstanding between old friends
  5. We had our little misunderstandings in the past but we managed to clear them up long ago.

First Known Use of MISUNDERSTANDING

15th century

Rhymes with MISUNDERSTANDING

MISUNDERSTANDING Defined for Kids

misunderstanding

noun mis·un·der·stand·ing \ˌmis-ˌən-dər-ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of MISUNDERSTANDING for Kids

1
:  a failure to get the meaning of :  a failure to understand
2
:  argument 1, quarrel

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