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Synonyms for misunderstand
ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstændmis·un·der·stand

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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"

    misread, misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, be amiss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misunderstandverb

    misapprehend, misconceive, mistake

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. misunderstandverb

    misconceive, miscomprehend, misapprehend

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  1. John Eastwood:

    I think people misunderstand boredom. They think it's simply borne out of the absence of things to do. It's really important to emphasize that is not the case.

  2. John Ruskin:

    Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

  3. Matt Bevin -LRB- @GovMattBevin -RRB-:

    Many people have been confused or hurt or just misunderstand what it was that I was trying to communicate, for those of you who have been hurt, it is my absolute, sincere apology to you.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    She seems to misunderstand how free speech operates, and also how freedom of the press operates, ms. Lam's canceling the meeting is not a sign of strength. It's a sign of weakness. It's a sign of fear of the protesters in the streets of Hong Kong.

  5. Anatole France:

    It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

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