Definitions for misconstrueˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn stru

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•con•strueˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn stru(v.t.)-strued, -stru•ing.

  1. to misunderstand the meaning of.

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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"


  1. misconstrue(Verb)

    To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misconstrue(verb)

    to construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(formal) to misunderstand; to interpret wrongly

That's not what she meant, her statement was misconstrued.

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