as in to misunderstand
to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of humor-challenged members of the audience misperceived the speaker's harmless joke as an insult to their organization

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“Misperceive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misperceive. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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