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[mis-juhj] /mɪsˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (used with or without object), misjudged, misjudging.
to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly.
Origin of misjudge
First recorded in 1525-35; mis-1 + judge
Related forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgingly, adverb
misjudgment; especially British, misjudgement, noun Unabridged
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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


to judge (a person or persons) wrongly or unfairly
Derived Forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgment, misjudgement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for misjudge

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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