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misunderstanding

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • tried to resolve their misunderstandings peacefully

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misunderstanding

verb
present participle of misunderstand

Synonyms & Antonyms of misunderstanding (Entry 2 of 2)

to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of
  • you misunderstood that poem because you took everything so literally

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The first known use of misunderstanding was in the 15th century

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“Misunderstanding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misunderstanding. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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