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Definition of "misunderstanding" []

  • A failure to understand or interpret correctly. (noun)
  • A disagreement or quarrel. (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 "misunderstanding" in a sentence
  • "Thinking like that is a fault that comes from misunderstanding the Tibetan word nangwa, which can mean either “appearances” or “appearance-making.”"
  • "Another misunderstanding is the impression that Thapar's team found genetic differences that cause ADHD."
  • "ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Lindsay Lohan ` s attorney was in a Beverly Hills court Monday to take care of what she calls a misunderstanding, a misunderstanding that last Friday led the court to put out a warrant for Lindsay ` s arrest."