miscomprehension

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

Definition of miscomprehension

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

First Known Use of miscomprehension

1843

in the meaning defined above

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