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misunderstood

[mis-uhn-der-stoo d] /ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstʊd/
adjective
1.
improperly understood or interpreted.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; mis-1 + understood
Related forms
half-misunderstood, adjective
unmisunderstood, adjective
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misunderstood

/ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd/
adjective
1.
not properly or sympathetically understood: a misunderstood work of art, a misunderstood adolescent
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Word Origin and History for un misunderstood

misunderstood

adj.

1590s, past participle adjective from misunderstand.

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