Definition of misunderstanding
- The instructions were carefully written to prevent misunderstanding.
The instructions are carefully written in order to avoid misunderstanding.
Her comments reflect a misunderstanding of the basic problem.
using clear language to avoid misunderstandings
an unfortunate misunderstanding between old friends
We had our little misunderstandings in the past but we managed to clear them up long ago.
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: a failure to understand something
: a usually minor argument or disagreement
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