misunderstandings

misunderstanding

[mis-uhn-der-stan-ding]
noun
1.
failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent.
2.
a disagreement or quarrel.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see mis-1, understanding

misunderstandingly, adverb


1. misapprehension, error, misconception. 2. discord, difference, difficulty, dissension.


2. concord.
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misunderstanding (ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a failure to understand properly
2.  a disagreement

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misunderstand
c.1200; see mis- (1) + understand. Misunderstanding "dissention, disagreement" is first recorded 1642.
"When misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood." [Lionel Trilling]
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