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misunderstanding

[ mis-uhn-der-stan-ding ]
/ ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ /
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noun
failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent.
a disagreement or quarrel.
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Origin of misunderstanding

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mis-1, understanding

OTHER WORDS FROM misunderstanding

mis·un·der·stand·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for misunderstanding

misunderstanding
/ (ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ) /

noun
a failure to understand properly
a disagreement
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