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Synonyms for misconstrue
ˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn stru

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss(verb)

    interpret in the wrong way

    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"

    Synonyms:
    misread, misunderstand, misapprehend, misinterpret, misconceive, be amiss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misconstrue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mistranslate, misrender

  2. misconstrue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    misinterpret, explain wrongly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    misinterpret, misread

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How to use misconstrue in a sentence?

  1. Alex Burgos:

    After the bill died, Mr. Gonzalez returned to the private sector, anyone who is now trying to misconstrue his service in our office years ago is obviously trying to hurt Marco's presidential campaign.

  2. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Admitting a mistake, and taking responsibility for your actions requires guts, courage and tremendous humility. Many people misconstrue the step of accountabiliy as a weakness. ou mustn't think that way, because it's not your weakness at all. On the contrary, it shows your open minded character, and an openness of your heart. Saying "Sorry" needs higher level of intellectual capacity, above and beyond ordinary. Only a strong and well-balanced individual with character and clarity of mind can do it effortlessly. Be proud while taking responsibility for your actions. Be proud, because that's the only part of your character that will differentiate you and uplift you from the crowd. It will make you what you truly are - the "cut above the rest" and extraordinary.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In the course of lifetime, you will meet many people who will misconstrue your gentle manners with weakness, and try to either take advantage of you, or intimidate you. You must be strong, as strong as the Diamond, while dealing with such predatory people. You must show them by your words and actions that your gentleness is not weakness that can be pushed around. You must make them realize that your compassion, kindness and humility mustn't be mistaken as passive or meek behavior. In my view, week, timid and spineless are those predatory people, who lack strength and courage; while you are the one with true inner strength and tremendous courage - because it is the Gentleness that is indeed founded on strength and prompted by Love. Stay gentle, kind, compassionate and yet extremely strong - because you are the Diamond, and you must maintain your character.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Admitting your mistake and taking responsibility for your actions requires courage and tremendous humility. People often misconstrue an accountability as a weakness. On the contrary, accountability demonstrates your open-minded character. Saying "Sorry" requires higher level of intellectual capacity. In my view, only strong-minded and well-balanced individuals can do it effortlessly. Always be proud while taking responsibility for your actions - because that's the only part of your character that will differentiate you from the rest as notable and extraordinary.


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