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Definition of "misconstruction" [mis•con•struc•tion]

  • An inaccurate explanation, interpretation, or report; a misunderstanding. (noun)
  • Grammar A faulty construction, especially of a sentence or clause. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misconstruction" in a sentence
  • "The term misconstruction was used by the Congress of 1791 ... as misconstruction is verifiable truth ... the historical proof."
  • "Barton apologizes for 'misconstruction' of BP apology"
  • "He had written his wife at the same time, leaving her free to remain at Fürstenstein, or to join him at once and go with him to her old home to see her brother again; now, after two weeks, if she chose to leave, no "misconstruction" could be placed upon her departure."