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misthink

[mis-thingk]Archaic.
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verb (used without object), mis·thought, mis·think·ing.
  1. to think incorrectly or unfavorably.
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verb (used with object), mis·thought, mis·think·ing.
  1. to think unfavorably or ill of.
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Origin of misthink

First recorded in 1175–1225, misthink is from the Middle English word misthenken. See mis-1, think1
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  • I ha' misthought and miscalled ye foully many a time, and many a time.

    Master Skylark

    John Bennett


Word Origin and History for misthought

misthink

v.

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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