Examples of misunderstand in a Sentence
Don't misunderstand me—I'm not criticizing your decision.
He feels that the critics have completely misunderstood his movies.
She expressed herself in clear terms that no one could misunderstand.
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During the event, designed for families with children age 4–10, characters will talk about the connection between humans and nature’s misunderstood Halloween creatures.
Shkreli used the EBay auction for Once Upon a Time in Shaolin to express his own hurt feelings at being misunderstood.
The lives of the marginalized and misunderstood also take center stage in Nottage’s Sweat, about an economically depressed Rust Belt town.
The Edwards administration has defended the program, saying people misunderstood the extent to which repairs would be made.
There is an undeniable potency to a populist appeal -- but mischaracterizing or misunderstanding our problems and giving in to the impulse to scapegoat and belittle threatens to turn us into a fearful, backward-looking people.
Chadbourne says that Campbell misunderstood the compensation system.
Both stars complain that people misunderstand them... but while Jake owns up to his mistakes and apologizes, Taylor plays the victim yet again.
Astrology is so often misunderstood, maligned and labeled absurd.
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First Known Use of misunderstand
Synonymsmisapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misread, miss, mistake
Antonymsappreciate, apprehend, catch, comprehend, conceive, fathom, get, grasp, grok, know, make out, penetrate, perceive, savvy, see, seize, take in, understand
Related Wordsmisconceive, misdeem, misjudge; mishear
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