What does misunderstanding mean?

Definitions for misunderstanding
ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋmis·un·der·stand·ing

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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"


  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.

How to pronounce misunderstanding?

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How to say misunderstanding in sign language?

  1. misunderstanding


  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

Examples of misunderstanding in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The two sides of the personality are like the wings of a butterfly with eyes in the form of a frightening disguise from misunderstanding. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields":

    Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

  3. Michael Caputo:

    I've always believed for two years that it was hinky, sure, it could be a misunderstanding, or it could be the keys to the kingdom of God.

  4. Daryl Morey:

    I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention.

  5. Rush Limbaugh:

    I don't know if it was done on purpose, with the intent to sabotage my effort, or if it was done on purpose as a result of a misunderstanding during production meetings about some of the things I said I might find challenging and eager to do.

Images & Illustrations of misunderstanding

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