misunderstanding

Definitions of misunderstanding
1

n an understanding of something that is not correct

“there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister”
Synonyms:
misapprehension, mistake
Type of:
misconception
an incorrect conception

n putting the wrong interpretation on

Synonyms:
misinterpretation, mistaking
Types:
imbroglio
a very embarrassing misunderstanding
misconstrual, misconstruction
a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
misreading
misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading
Type of:
interpretation
an explanation that results from interpreting something

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