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misunderstood

[ mis-uhn-der-stood ]
/ ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstʊd /
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adjective

improperly understood or interpreted.
not appreciated.

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Origin of misunderstood

First recorded in 1585–95; mis-1 + understood

OTHER WORDS FROM misunderstood

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British Dictionary definitions for misunderstood

misunderstood
/ (ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd) /

adjective

not properly or sympathetically understooda misunderstood work of art; a misunderstood adolescent
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