plural -s
: misunderstanding
through some malentendu arrived an hour late

Word History


French, from mal entendu misunderstood, from mal badly + entendu, past participle of entendre to understand, interpret, be attentive

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“Malentendu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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