verb (used without object), mis·thought, mis·think·ing.

to think incorrectly or unfavorably.

verb (used with object), mis·thought, mis·think·ing.

to think unfavorably or ill of.

Origin of misthink

First recorded in 1175–1225, misthink is from the Middle English word misthenken. See mis-1, think1
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Examples from the Web for misthought

Historical Examples of misthought

  • I ha' misthought and miscalled ye foully many a time, and many a time.

    Master Skylark

    John Bennett

Word Origin and History for misthought



Old English misðyncan "to be mistaken;" see mis- (1) + think (v.). From early 13c. as "to have sinful thoughts;" from 1590s as "to think ill of."

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