What does misunderstanding mean?

Definitions for misunderstandingˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misunderstanding.

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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstanding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstanding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam Sandler:

    It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up.

  2. Adam Sandler:

    Pixels, it was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up.

  3. Charles Baudelaire:

    It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

  4. Yoshiko Sakurai:

    When we see lots of misunderstanding or prejudice against Japan's history, we'd like to at least set the record straight, we have already lost (the information war). Now we have to recover.

  5. Jang Sam Ryong:

    We thought it was necessary to correct the misunderstanding of member nations brought about by the U.S. and promote mutual understanding by responding to the organization's continual requests for negotiation.

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