miscomprehension

noun
mis·​com·​pre·​hen·​sion | \ˌmis-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən, -prē-\
plural miscomprehensions

Definition of miscomprehension 

: a failure to grasp the nature, significance, or meaning of something : a failure to comprehend : misinterpretation … the conflict has pushed both sides across an unexpected threshold, where they view each other with miscomprehension and suspicion.— Alan Cowell

First Known Use of miscomprehension

1843, in the meaning defined above

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