verb (used with or without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM misinterpretmis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjectivemis·in·ter·pre·ta·tion, nounmis·in·ter·pret·er, nounun·mis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for misinterpret
In the absence of any real life-threatening situation, your mind may misinterpret what’s going on inside as being life-threatening.How to keep your anxiety from spiraling out of control|Sara Chodosh|January 15, 2021|Popular Science
If, maybe people misinterpret the ads to be ads for cigarettes or nicotine products in general.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
According to Schumer, Obama and his administration had misinterpreted their 2008 electoral mandate.
So, people have misinterpreted the word “feminist” to be a dividing word as opposed to a uniting one.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Why He’s Exploring the Word ‘Feminism’ and Online Misogyny|Marlow Stern|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those posts hurt a bit more because they reveal how deeply misinterpreted feminism is.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Elvis (n.): A Christmas elf, as misinterpreted by Alana, who in one episode mistakes, “Elvis helps Santa Claus make toys.”
She talked about a recent opposition art project that Putin misinterpreted.
She walked faster, and would not look at him; but he, in his ignorance, misinterpreted these signs egregiously.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The biological doctrine of evolution was misinterpreted and misapplied to social policy.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
I know that you will say I regret exceedingly, Miss Sue, that you have misinterpreted my friendly attentions.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
"Poor child, you are quite right," replied Madame Guillaume, who misinterpreted the expression of her daughter's glance at her.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac
He resented and misinterpreted, as has been shown, Lawrence's inquiries as to his health.Art in England|Dutton Cook