Definitions for misunderstandingˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•un•der•stand•ingˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ(n.)

  1. a failure to understand correctly.

  2. a disagreement or quarrel.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misinterpretation, misunderstanding, mistaking(noun)

    putting the wrong interpretation on

    "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"

  2. mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension(noun)

    an understanding of something that is not correct

    "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. misunderstanding(noun)ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ

    the state of not understanding, or a failure to understand

    The lack of communication has led to misunderstandings.; a story of misunderstanding and guilt


  1. misunderstanding(Noun)

    A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.

  2. misunderstanding(Noun)

    A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misunderstanding

    of Misunderstand

  2. Misunderstanding(noun)

    mistake of the meaning; error; misconception

  3. Misunderstanding(noun)

    disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel


  1. Misunderstanding

    "Misunderstanding" is a song by British band Genesis, released on their 1980 album Duke. It reached number 14 in the US and number 42 in the UK.

Translations for misunderstanding

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) confusion or mistake

a misunderstanding about the date of the meeting.

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