misunderstanding

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misunderstanding (plural misunderstandings)

  1. A mistake as to the meaning of something or a specific point of view; erroneous interpretation or comprehension; misconception.
    • 1965, Haile Selassie, African Liberation Day speech
      Because of misunderstandings among certain member states of the Organization of African Unity's voices have been occasionally raised recently against the convocation of the Assembly in Accra. Nonetheless, the regular Assembly of the Heads of State and Government was, in the first place, designed to find peaceful solutions, through deliberations and frank exchange of views to such misunderstandings among member-states.
  2. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 198:
      It was only months and months afterwards, when I made the attempt to recover what was left of the body, that I heard the original quarrel arose from a misunderstanding about some hens.

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misunderstanding

  1. present participle and gerund of misunderstand

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Borrowed from English.

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misunderstanding m (invariable)

  1. (informal, neologism) misunderstanding, misconception, incomprehension
    Synonyms: equivoco, fraintendimento, incomprensione, malinteso, qui pro quo