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Synonyms for misunderstanding

Noun

1. misinterpretation, misunderstanding, mistaking, interpretation
usage: putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"
2. mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension, misconception
usage: 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"

Verb

1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss, interpret, construe, see
usage: interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
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