verb (used with object), mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing.
Related formsmis·per·cep·tion [mis-per-sep-shuh n] /ˌmɪs pərˈsɛp ʃən/, noun
Examples from the Web for misperception
Bidegain insists the media have perpetuated a misperception that the Border Patrol operates under its own set of rules.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This misperception makes books like yours seem more shocking than the tale may have actually been.The Cross-Dressing Revolutionary: Alex Myers’ New Novel|Eric Herschthal|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had a misperception that he did not recognize national defense as a paramount function of government.
It is also more in the nature of misperception and interpretive crudity, rather than ignorance.