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View synonyms for misconstruction

misconstruction

[ mis-kuhn-struhk-shuhn ]

noun

  1. wrong construction; misinterpretation:

    to put a misconstruction upon an action.

  2. an act or instance of misconstruing.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of misconstruction1

First recorded in 1505–15; mis- 1 + construction

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Example Sentences

The young man should not see such mad misconstruction—Come, here we are at the Chateau.

To prevent the possibility of misconstruction, we quote the words attributed to the late Foreign Secretary.

Besides, the Poet had laid in a sort of caution against Misconstruction before.

It would be hard to find words "more intelligible, or less liable to misconstruction, than those which are to be explained."

The best of rules being liable to misconstruction, some Congressmen have acted as if this rule read, "Always have a policy shop."

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