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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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  • But the misjudgment and the depression of the insane are only an exaggeration of that which may occur in any man.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • It is impossible to know what little slip or misjudgment may have produced the explosion.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • There was no misjudgment of the power of the appeal in this instance.

  • And it is here that the misjudgment comes in of many generous hearts who have spoken sometimes lately so strongly in my praise.

    Annie Besant Annie Besant
  • From a misunderstanding of George Sand's character, there is but a short step to a misjudgment of her connection with Chopin.

  • Bob was suffering for his presumption, his inability to appreciate plain differences, his gross misjudgment of her.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • Perhaps more estimates of value have gone wrong because of misjudgment of this factor than for any other cause.

British Dictionary definitions for misjudgment

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 misjudgment
n.

1520s, from mis- (1) + judgment.

misjudge

v.

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

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