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misinterpretation

noun

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a failure to understand correctly
  • his misinterpretation of the ambiguously worded instructions was hardly his fault

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The first known use of misinterpretation was in 1538

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“Misinterpretation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misinterpretation. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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