misunderstanding

noun mis·un·der·stand·ing

Examples of misunderstanding in a sentence

  1. The instructions are carefully written in order to avoid misunderstanding.

  2. Her comments reflect a misunderstanding of the basic problem.

  3. using clear language to avoid misunderstandings

  4. an unfortunate misunderstanding between old friends

  5. We had our little misunderstandings in the past but we managed to clear them up long ago.

15th Century

First Known Use of misunderstanding

15th century


MISUNDERSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners

misunderstanding

noun mis·un·der·stand·ing

Definition of misunderstanding for English Language Learners

  • : a failure to understand something

  • : a usually minor argument or disagreement


MISUNDERSTANDING Defined for Kids

misunderstanding

noun mis·un·der·stand·ing \ˌmis-ˌən-dər-ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of misunderstanding for Students

  1. 1 :  a failure to get the meaning of :  a failure to understand

  2. 2 :  argument 1, quarrel



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