Misunderstanding

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Definition

a misunderstanding: a failure to understand or comprehend correctly, a misinterpretation
noun

to misunderstand: to not understand, to interpret incorrectly
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I misunderstand / I misunderstood / I have misunderstood

Examples

  • "I think there's been a misunderstanding."
  • "You misunderstood me."
  • "I guess I misunderstood."
  • "Although there may have been a misunderstanding regarding Jean Marron's hiring, I'm sure you'll agree that Mr. Feltchenheimer is just the man for the job!"
  • "Donna : Hmmn, Mr. Cheeter, I'm afraid you've misunderstood me."
  • "Susie : I'm fine, I just keep misunderstanding what you're saying to me."
  • "I won't go into details but, in a classic example of cultural misunderstanding, she thought the small, red phone was intended as a gift, and she is now refusing to give it back!"
  • "I'm sure this is just a simple misunderstanding, but we'd appreciate your help in clarifying the situation."

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