misapprehension

[mis-ap-ri-hen-shuh n]

noun


Nearby words

  1. misanthropy,
  2. misapplication,
  3. misapplied,
  4. misapply,
  5. misapprehend,
  6. misappropriate,
  7. misappropriation,
  8. misarrange,
  9. misattribution,
  10. misbecome

Origin of misapprehension

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

Related formsmis·ap·pre·hen·sive, adjectivemis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverbmis·ap·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for misapprehension

misapprehension

noun

a failure to understand fully; misconceptionthe misapprehension that acting was easy
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Word Origin and History for misapprehension

misapprehension

n.

1620s; from mis- (1) + apprehension. Related: Misapprehensive.

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