misconceive

[ mis-kuh n-seev ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈsiv /

verb (used with or without object), mis·con·ceived, mis·con·ceiv·ing.

to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand.

Origin of misconceive

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mis-1, conceive

Related forms

mis·con·ceiv·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misconceived (1 of 2)

misconceived

/ (ˌmɪskənˈsiːvd) /

adjective

faultily or wrongly planned or based

British Dictionary definitions for misconceived (2 of 2)

misconceive

/ (ˌmɪskənˈsiːv) /

verb

to have the wrong idea; fail to understand

Derived Forms

misconceiver, noun
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