miscommunication

noun

mis·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion ˌmis-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce miscommunication (audio)
: failure to communicate clearly
There was miscommunication between the reporter and her editors.

Examples of miscommunication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This card could also represent miscommunications and misrepresenting situations. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 Perhaps what a boss thinks of a moment of constructive criticism might come off as a passing comment, especially when delivered online in remote or hybrid workforces which can breed avenues of miscommunication. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 30 May 2024 This was a severe miscommunication in a chaotic situation. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 29 May 2024 Something much more than, say, miscommunication in the outfield. Mirjam Swanson, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for miscommunication 

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miscommunication was in 1959

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“Miscommunication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscommunication. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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