misunderstanding

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 [ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋ]


For the verb: "to misunderstand"

Present Participle: misunderstanding

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
mis•un•der•stand•ing /ˌmɪsʌndɚˈstændɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a failure to understand:[uncountable]: a source of mistrust and misunderstanding.[countable]a major misunderstanding during the peace talks.
  2. a disagreement or quarrel:[countable]had a misunderstanding but now we're friends again.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
mis•un•der•stand•ing  (mis′un dər standing),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. failure to understand correctly;
    mistake as to meaning or intent.
  2. a disagreement or quarrel.
mis′un•der•standing•ly, adv. 
  • 1400–50; late Middle English; see mis-1, understanding
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged misapprehension, error, misconception.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged discord, difference, difficulty, dissension.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged concord.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
mis•un•der•stand /ˌmɪsʌndɚˈstænd/USA pronunciation   v. [not: be + ~-ing], -stood, -stand•ing. 
  1. to interpret incorrectly;
    attach a wrong meaning to: [+ object]The radar operators misunderstood his orders.[no object]I think you misunderstood; repeat the instructions.
  2. to fail to understand the character, nature, etc., of (someone):[+ object]He continually misunderstands his children.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
mis•un•der•stand  (mis′un dər stand),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -stood, -stand•ing. 
  1. to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense;
    understand wrongly.
  2. to fail to understand or interpret rightly the words or behavior of.
mis′un•der•stander, n. 
  • Middle English misunderstanden. See mis-1, understand 1150–1200
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged misconstrue, misapprehend, misinterpret.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

misunderstanding /ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ/ n
  1. a failure to understand properly
  2. a disagreement



misunderstand /ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd/ vb ( -stands, -standing, -stood)
  1. to fail to understand properly



'misunderstanding' also found in these entries:
Collocations: is (just, only, quite) a misunderstanding, a misunderstanding [about, over, concerning, regarding], a misunderstanding [about] the [time, place, quantity, point], more...

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