mis·​com·​pre·​hen·​sion ˌmis-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən How to pronounce miscomprehension (audio)
plural miscomprehensions
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscomprehension was in 1843

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“Miscomprehension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscomprehension. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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