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misunderstanding

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misunderstanding

  1. 1 a failure to understand correctly people once thought that there were canals on Mars because of a common misunderstanding of a report by an Italian astronomer Synonyms of misunderstanding incomprehension, misapprehension, misconstruction, misconstruing, misimpression, misinterpretation, misknowledge, misreading Words Related to misunderstanding astigmatism, misconception, misperception, misprision, mistake Near Antonyms of misunderstanding appreciation, apprehension, comprehension, conception, grasp, grokking, knowledge, perception, prehension, understanding; awareness, consciousness, realization

  2. 2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions tried to resolve their misunderstandings peacefully Synonyms of misunderstanding altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, argument, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to misunderstanding clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight



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