What does misinterpretation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misinterpretation, misunderstanding, mistakingnoun

    putting the wrong interpretation on

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


  1. misinterpretationnoun

    An instance of misinterpreting.

    Etymology: : mis- + interpretation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misinterpretationnoun

    the act of interpreting erroneously; a mistaken interpretation

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misinterpretation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misinterpretation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of misinterpretation in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    People don't have to interpret what I mean about Social Security, it won't be mischaracterized ... the more vague you are because you're trying to have it both ways, the more you're subject to that kind of misinterpretation.

  2. State John Kerry:

    It's very, very important that there be no misinterpretation or miscalculation with respect to any of the back-and-forth and the empowerment some entities might feel as a result of that.

  3. Washington Democratic Sen.Patty Murray:

    We have laws against infanticide in this country, this is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object.

  4. House Speaker Brian Bosma:

    It was misinterpreted, but all we can say is we are sorry that misinterpretation hurt so many people.

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Translations for misinterpretation

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  • FehlinterpretationGerman
  • malinterpretaciónSpanish
  • contresensFrench
  • míchiallIrish
  • mì-bhreithneachadhScottish Gaelic
  • неправильное понимание, неправильное толкование, неправильное истолкованиеRussian

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