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ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstʊdmis·un·der·stood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misunderstoodadjective

    wrongly understood

    "a misunderstood criticism"; "a misunderstood question"


  1. Misunderstood

    Misunderstood is a single by American rock band Bon Jovi from the album Bounce, released in 2002. The song peaked at No. 34 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It was featured on the 2003 Brazilian soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas as a theme of the love couple (Edwiges and Cláudio). The song was a big hit there, making the song a Top 5 hit. The single is a version of the album cut that was remixed by Tim Palmer at Electric Lady Studios in New York.


  1. misunderstood

    Misunderstood is an adjective that refers to a person, statement, or concept that is not correctly or fully understood or appreciated; interpreted wrongly or inaccurately. It describes something that has not been comprehended as intended or has been misinterpreted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misunderstood

    of Misunderstand


  1. Misunderstood

    "Misunderstood" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams, it was released as the second single from Williams' hits compilation Greatest Hits in late 2004, peaking at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was also featured on the Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason soundtrack.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstood in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of misunderstood in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Tambor:

    For the past four years, I’ve had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood, now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.

  2. Kepa Arrizabalaga:

    In no moment was it my intention to disobey, or anything like that with the boss, just that it was misunderstood because I had been attended to by the medics twice, and he thought that I wasnt in condition to continue.

  3. Melissa Etheridge:

    When I used it as medicine, it became so clear to me that it has been maligned and misunderstood, and I really wanted to help people who are suffering, i mean, going through chemotherapy is suffering... and cannabis helps so many parts of just that.

  4. Sarah Palin:

    I've always been a big fan of the Freedom Caucus, i've always felt for them. Because they've been criticized, and beat up, and misunderstood. But they've got the right priorities.

  5. Henry Louis Mencken:

    But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    A macron
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