WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mis•un•der•stood  (mis′un dər stŏŏd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. improperly understood or interpreted.
  2. unappreciated.
  • mis-1 + understood 1585–95

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

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