- mis·ap·pre·hen·sive, adjective
- mis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverb
- mis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun
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How to use misapprehension in a sentence
In an account of a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, she observes, “I had not heard so many revelations of a certain kind since I used to fall into conversations on Greyhound buses under the misapprehension that it was a good way to learn about life.”Joan Didion’s ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’ shows a writer ahead of her time | Charles Arrowsmith | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Attempting to determine the particular time the corpse flower “bloomed” revealed my own misapprehension of the subject.
The widespread misapprehension about Stoicism is even endorsed by a number of scholars who should know better.
There’s a lot of fear, confusion, and misapprehension about why the US is in debt to China and what what would happen if China were to call it in.
In fairness, Arcady has put this misapprehension in context.A Horror Story of True-Life Anti-Semitism in France | Tracy McNicoll | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. military, meanwhile, it seemed to me was laboring under an entirely different misapprehension.
The main purpose of the invasion of Iraq, he argued, was to reverse that misapprehension.
The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
There must, I imagine, be some misapprehension of the figures here, and I feel sure that those given above are nearer the mark.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
"Yes, I told Lady Kirton she was labouring under some misapprehension," he quietly answered.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
It seems a misapprehension to suggest either selfishness or ingratitude on the part of the dying King.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
When I mention her house, I must remove the misapprehension which seems to have allarmed you.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for misapprehension
a failure to understand fully; misconception: the misapprehension that acting was easy
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