misjudge

verb mis·judge \ ˌmis-ˈjəj \

Definition of misjudge

intransitive verb
:to be mistaken in judgment
transitive verb
1 :to estimate wrongly
2 :to have an unjust opinion of

misjudgment

play \-ˈjəj-mənt\ noun

Examples of misjudge in a Sentence

  1. I can see that I've completely misjudged you. I apologize.

  2. The outfielder misjudged the fly ball and it went over his head.

  3. The pilot misjudged the landing.

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First Known Use of misjudge

15th century


MISJUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

misjudge

verb

Definition of misjudge for English Language Learners

  • : to have an unfair opinion about (someone)

  • : to estimate (something, such as an amount, distance, etc.) incorrectly


MISJUDGE Defined for Kids

misjudge

verb mis·judge \ mis-ˈjəj \

Definition of misjudge for Students

misjudged; misjudging
:to make a wrong or unfair judgment or estimate of


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