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misthink

[mis-thingk] /mɪsˈθɪŋk/ Archaic.
verb (used without object), misthought, misthinking.
1.
to think incorrectly or unfavorably.
verb (used with object), misthought, misthinking.
2.
to think unfavorably or ill of.
Origin of misthink
1175-1225
First recorded in 1175-1225, misthink is from the Middle English word misthenken. See mis-1, think1
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  • I ha' misthought and miscalled ye foully many a time, and many a time.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
Word Origin and History for misthought

misthink

v.

Old English misðyncan "to be mistaken;" see mis- (1) + think (v.). From early 13c. as "to have sinful thoughts;" from 1590s as "to think ill of."

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