mis·​think ˌmis-ˈthiŋk How to pronounce misthink (audio)
misthought ˌmis-ˈthȯt How to pronounce misthink (audio) ; misthinking

intransitive verb

archaic : to think mistakenly or unfavorably

transitive verb

archaic : to think badly or unfavorably of

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of misthink was circa 1530

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“Misthink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misthink. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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