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misunderstanding

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misunderstanding

  1. 1 a failure to understand correctly <people once thought that there were canals on Mars because of a common misunderstanding of a report by an Italian astronomer> Synonyms incomprehension, misapprehension, misconstruction, misconstruing, misimpression, misinterpretation, misknowledge, misreading Related Words astigmatism, misconception, misperception, misprision, mistake Near Antonyms appreciation, apprehension, comprehension, conception, grasp, grokking, knowledge, perception, prehension, understanding; awareness, consciousness, realization

  2. 2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions <tried to resolve their misunderstandings peacefully> Synonyms altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, argument, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight





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