misjudge

verb
mis·​judge | \ˌmis-ˈjəj \
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 \-​ˈjəj-​mənt \ 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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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 The representatives from the states where the party so misjudged the electorate in 2016 tried to offer some blunt talk. Evan Halper, latimes.com, "Democrats vie to impress the party’s elite, and audition for the 2020 presidential race," 15 May 2018 Shaw was only on third because center fielder Cody Bellinger appeared to misjudge Shaw’s long fly, allowing it to carom off the wall for a triple that probably could have been the third out of the inning. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Grandal’s woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3," 15 Oct. 2018 Kim’s inspiration has largely been black women — see: her cornrows — and what makes this most problematic is that she is awarded for her appropriation, whilst black women are often demonized or misjudged for those same styles. Alisha Acquaye, Teen Vogue, "White People Need to Learn How to Appreciate a Different Culture Without Appropriating It," 23 Aug. 2018 Tolisso made the error first, aiming to play a simple pass back to his goalkeeper, but misjudging the weight of the pass. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Champions League: Real Madrid Pounces on Bayern Munich’s Mistake," 1 May 2018 President Trump’s antitrust chief Makan Delrahim should reflect long and hard on how the government so misjudged the law and the media marketplace. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Justice’s Antitrust Humiliation," 12 June 2018 Persistently irrational decision makers in a competitive marketplace can be expected to misjudge costs and overlook profitable trading opportunities—and, consequently, lose access to resources. Richard B. Mckenzie, WSJ, "People Aren’t Rational, and That’s Why We Need Free Trade," 15 June 2018 But Fir Tree and others who pursued this trade misjudged investors’ appetite for many of the stocks. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Behind a Hedge Fund’s Billion-Dollar Bet On Busted Oil Companies," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of misjudge

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of misjudge was in the 15th century

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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 \
misjudged; misjudging

Kids Definition of misjudge

: to make a wrong or unfair judgment or estimate of

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