misjudge

verb
mis·​judge | \ ˌmis-ˈjəj How to pronounce misjudge (audio) \
misjudged; misjudging; misjudges

Definition of misjudge

intransitive verb

: to be mistaken in judgment

transitive verb

1 : to estimate wrongly
2 : to have an unjust opinion of

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Other Words from misjudge

misjudgment \ ˌmis-​ˈjəj-​mənt How to pronounce misjudgment (audio) \ noun

Examples of misjudge in a Sentence

I can see that I've completely misjudged you. I apologize. The outfielder misjudged the fly ball and it went over his head. The pilot misjudged the landing.
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These are, in the end, four compelling hours, in which there is no missing the film’s determination to portray an Iran whose people are misjudged by the world. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Our Man in Tehran’ Review: A Journey Through Iran," 9 Aug. 2018 Romelu Lukaku couldn't add to his four goals for Belgium and was substituted shortly after misjudging a through ball by De Bruyne. James Ellingworth, chicagotribune.com, "Belgium win 3rd place with victory over England," 14 July 2018 The report pointed the finger at Lack for misjudging the wattage of star power in today’s day and age -- a mistake many observers say is a generational one. Brian Flood, Fox News, "NBC News boss Andy Lack slammed for keeping sex misconduct review in-house as watchdogs await results," 1 May 2018 Maybe Horowitz misjudged those skater bros clutching their JNCO jeans. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Could You Love a Man in the Baggy Pants that Took Over the Runways this Season?," 22 Jan. 2019 Going in for a midnight smooch, Teigen seemed to misjudge the height of Leslie Jones' umbrella, and was consequently struck in the face. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Saw in 2019 by Bashing into an Umbrella on Live TV," 1 Jan. 2019 Companies also misjudged how long claims would be paid out as consumers lived longer. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Weigh Down GE and Other Companies," 3 Dec. 2018 Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin, and users often misjudge its strength when injecting the drug, leading to overdoses. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Ontario Promotes Free Use of Opioid Antidote," 24 June 2018 They both are depicted in the piece as underestimating or misjudging the company’s problems at every turn, and perhaps even actively ignoring them. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Who does Facebook fire after a bombshell New York Times investigation?," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of misjudge

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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misjudge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of misjudge

: to have an unfair opinion about (someone)
: to estimate (something, such as an amount, distance, etc.) incorrectly

misjudge

verb
mis·​judge | \ mis-ˈjəj How to pronounce misjudge (audio) \
misjudged; misjudging

Kids Definition of misjudge

: to make a wrong or unfair judgment or estimate of

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