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Synonyms for misconstrue
ˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn strumis·con·strue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amissverb

    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. misconstrueverb

    Synonyms:
    mistranslate, misrender

  2. misconstrueverb

    Synonyms:
    misinterpret, explain wrongly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "misconstrue":

    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. 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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different HO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different IMHO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!

  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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