Definitions for misunderstandˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word misunderstand

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"

Wiktionary

  1. misunderstand(Verb)

    To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misunderstand(verb)

    to misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misunderstand

    mis-un-dėr-stand′, v.t. to take in a wrong sense.—n. Misunderstand′ing, a mistake as to meaning: a slight disagreement.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anatole France:

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

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    I just want to understand how people misunderstand each other!”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Judith Butler:

    When some people rejoin with 'All Lives Matter' they misunderstand the problem, but not because their message is untrue. It is true that all lives matter, but it is equally true that not all lives are understood to matter, which is precisely why it is most important to name the lives that have not mattered, and are struggling to matter in the way they deserve, if we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, 'all lives matter,' then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of 'all lives.'.

Images & Illustrations of misunderstand


Translations for misunderstand

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for misunderstand »

Translation

Find a translation for the misunderstand definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these misunderstand definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"misunderstand." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 1 Jul 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/misunderstand>.

Are we missing a good definition for misunderstand? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for misunderstand:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.