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View synonyms for misconception

misconception

[ mis-kuhn-sep-shuhn ]

noun

  1. an erroneous conception; mistaken notion.


misconception

/ ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən /

noun

  1. a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude


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Word History and Origins

Origin of misconception1

First recorded in 1655–65; mis- 1 + conception
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Example Sentences

According to a new study, there are a number of similar misconceptions about how certain consumer behaviors, like using plastic bags, actually affect the environment.

At the same time, there’s a common misconception that financial literacy is only for kids.

From Fortune

The two also discussed the malicious intent that SEOs project onto Google and its employees, common misconceptions, why the response to questions is so often “it depends,” and the SEO rumors that Splitt wishes were true.

Like most misconceptions that stick around, there’s a little truth to it.

From Quartz

The story is complex and it’s important to highlight where China is making promising advances in useful AI applications and to challenge common misconceptions, as well as to caution against problematic uses.

Saying climate change is a matter of belief perpetuates the dangerous misconception that there are multiple valid opinions.

I think a misconception everybody has is that I had an ulterior motive.

“I think people have the misconception that restaurants are rolling in it,” Pemoulie says.

If The Biggest Loser could correct this misconception, it would do a lot to reduce anti-obesity prejudice.

But in most emergencies, anyone taking a closer look would find that misconception countered by the reality of African leadership.

A religion built upon the doctrine of Free Will and human responsibility to God is built upon a misconception and must fall.

This is their great mistake, and arises from a misconception of the character and ways of Deity.

On this subject much difference of opinion and misconception prevail.

He was even ready to swallow such an affront as that, thinking it might be offered him under a misconception of his meaning.

To talk, therefore, about forging the iron while it was hot proved a misconception of the actual state of matters.

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