misconstruction

[ mis-kuhn-struhk-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈstrʌk ʃən /

noun

wrong construction; misinterpretation: to put a misconstruction upon an action.
an act or instance of misconstruing.

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Origin of misconstruction

First recorded in 1505–15; mis-1 + construction
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British Dictionary definitions for misconstruction

misconstruction
/ (ˌmɪskənˈstrʌkʃən) /

noun

a false interpretation of evidence, facts, etc
a faulty construction, esp in grammar
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