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misjudge

[ mis-juhj ]

verb (used with or without object)

, mis·judged, mis·judg·ing.
  1. to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly.


misjudge

/ ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ /

verb

  1. to judge (a person or persons) wrongly or unfairly


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmisˈjudgment, noun
  • ˌmisˈjudger, noun

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Other Words From

  • mis·judger noun
  • mis·judging·ly adverb
  • mis·judgment especially British, mis·judgement noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of misjudge1

First recorded in 1525–35; mis- 1 + judge

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Example Sentences

A century and a half later, the United States government similarly misjudged its capabilities and underestimated the costs of invading and redeveloping Afghanistan.

Officials misjudged only the rapidity of its collapse, which proved embarrassing but should not have been surprising.

Gaming may be all the rage among advertisers — but as recent events have shown, there’s a problematic side to the industry that they cannot afford to misjudge.

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The report also highlighted people badly misjudged how quickly things would return to normal.

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Flying at 13,500 feet, the pilot misjudged the airspeed as he closed on a mountain.

It outrages me that even a bourgeois should so meanly misjudge the aspirations of an active revolutionist.

That any one who has read the work with attention to the end could so misjudge it seems incredible.

Indeed, you misjudge Captain Cavendish; he is a good and honorable man, and respects you much.

There is no record that Howe took him at his word, but he well might have done so, so completely did he misjudge the situation.

I know you upbraid us as 'Glippers,' deserters, but as truly as I hope for God's mercy, you misjudge us.

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