misapprehension

[ mis-ap-ri-hen-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛn ʃən /

noun

Origin of misapprehension

First recorded in 1620–30; mis-1 + apprehension

Related forms

mis·ap·pre·hen·sive, adjectivemis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverbmis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun
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misapprehension

/ (ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnʃən) /

noun

a failure to understand fully; misconceptionthe misapprehension that acting was easy
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