misconstruction

[ mis-kuh n-struhk-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈstrʌk ʃən /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. miscommunication,
  2. misconceive,
  3. misconceived,
  4. misconception,
  5. misconduct,
  6. misconstrue,
  7. miscopy,
  8. miscounsel,
  9. miscount,
  10. miscreance

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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