To which I'd add: Each step forward marches us further into misunderstanding.
By the end, more than 50 deputies were called off the search, and the group members apologized for the misunderstanding.
Do say ‘Olga, there has been a misunderstanding, for which I wanted to apologise.’
"want of understanding," mid-15c., from present participle of misunderstand.
When misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. [Lionel Trilling]Meaning "dissention, disagreement" is first recorded 1640s.