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misjudge

[mis-juhj] /mɪsˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (used with or without object), misjudged, misjudging.
1.
to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly.
Origin of misjudge
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; mis-1 + judge
Related forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgingly, adverb
misjudgment; especially British, misjudgement, noun
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Examples from the Web for misjudge
Historical Examples
  • "It is so easy to misjudge people," pleaded Joan, earnestly.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • It seems very cold-blooded, but it is easy to misjudge these people.

  • And the pity of it that such a man should so misjudge his Claudia!

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • I only wish that you could see into my soul as into your own; for then you would not misjudge me as you do.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • You may read his letter; you must—you misjudge him—you always have.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Do not, therefore, misjudge the sense of the words I am about to speak.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • I might say something to show where you misjudge me—something that might palliate; but no, let it be.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In all this it is excessively easy to be unjust, to misjudge and to go wrong.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • Poor hasty spirits that we be, how do we misjudge other folk!

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • Youve owned that Adrienne may make mistakes and I own that I may misjudge her.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for misjudge

misjudge

/ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb
1.
to judge (a person or persons) wrongly or unfairly
Derived Forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgment, misjudgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for misjudge
v.

early 15c.; see mis- (1) + judge (v.). Related: Misjudged; misjudging.

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