Associations to the word «Misunderstanding»


MISUNDERSTANDING, noun. A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
MISUNDERSTANDING, noun. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
MISUNDERSTANDING, verb. Present participle of misunderstand

Dictionary definition

MISUNDERSTANDING, noun. Putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning".
MISUNDERSTANDING, noun. An understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.