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misunderstandings

noun
plural of misunderstanding

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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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“Misunderstandings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misunderstandings. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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