misunderstood

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mis•un•der•stood  (mis′un dər stŏŏd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. improperly understood or interpreted.
  2. unappreciated.
  • mis-1 + understood 1585–95

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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 © 2016
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::

misunderstood /ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd/ adj
  1. not properly or sympathetically understood: a misunderstood work of art, a misunderstood adolescent



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



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