to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.
- mis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjective
- mis·in·ter·pre·ta·tion, noun
- mis·in·ter·pret·er, noun
- un·mis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjective
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How to use misinterpret in a sentence
In the next breath, however, he is decrying the press misinterpretation of his Diana script.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But like the book itself, the photo is just another an object for scrutiny, judgment and, inevitably, misinterpretation.A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo | Jennifer Miller | December 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I lost interest in painting after that—it was an art form too open to misinterpretation.
Najafi told The Daily Beast that perceiving his song as an insult is “a 100 percent misinterpretation.”Iranian Rapper Shahin Najafi Faces Death Threats for Song Deemed Insult | Omid Memarian | May 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her online profile has done little to correct the misinterpretation.
The tone of those sentences was open to misinterpretation, and Paul guards himself against this on two sides.Expositor's Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | James Denney
And then he talked pathetically of his desire to do what was right, his dread of slander and misinterpretation.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
North of that line, there is a clear cut entirely, unsusceptible of misinterpretation.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention | Lucius Eugene Chittenden
This is too broad to admit of any misinterpretation, and John again makes up his mind to continual watchfulness.Miss Caprice | St. George Rathborne
And the poet was called αοιδος So far Hesiod twice over secures the dignity of their office from misinterpretation.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
British Dictionary definitions for misinterpret
(tr) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly
- misinterpretation, noun
- misinterpreter, noun
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