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. André Gide:

    Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    The world only goes round by misunderstanding.

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Your Misunderstanding creates your Understanding!”

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.

  5. John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields":

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

Images & Illustrations of misunderstanding

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