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misconstruing

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a failure to understand correctly
  • there are several words in English that are the result of the common misconstruing of singular forms as plurals

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misconstruing

verb
present participle of misconstrue

Synonyms & Antonyms of misconstruing (Entry 2 of 2)

to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of
  • claimed that the press had misconstrued her comments

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“Misconstruing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misconstruing. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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