misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss(verb)
interpret in the wrong way
"Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.
to construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mis-kon′strōō, v.t. to construe or to interpret wrongly.
The numerical value of misconstrue in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of misconstrue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit.
After the bill died, Mr. Gonzalez returned to the private sector, anyone who is now trying to misconstrue his service in our office years ago is obviously trying to hurt Marco's presidential campaign.
Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different HO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!
Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different IMHO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!
Admitting your mistake and taking responsibility for your actions requires courage and tremendous humility. People often misconstrue an accountability as a weakness. On the contrary, accountability demonstrates your open-minded character. Saying "Sorry" requires higher level of intellectual capacity. In my view, only strong-minded and well-balanced individuals can do it effortlessly. Always be proud while taking responsibility for your actions - because that's the only part of your character that will differentiate you from the rest as notable and extraordinary.
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