verb (used with or without object), mis·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, mis·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.

to communicate mistakenly, unclearly, or inadequately.

Origin of miscommunicate

Related formsmis·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, noun
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Related Words for miscommunication

mistake, accident, blunder, flounder, mishap

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British Dictionary definitions for miscommunication



a failure to communicate accurately
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Word Origin and History for miscommunication

by 1959, from mis- (1) + communication. Related: Miscommunicate; miscommunicated.

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