misconstrual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

misconstrue +‎ -al

Noun[edit]

misconstrual (countable and uncountable, plural misconstruals)

  1. A misinterpretation of the meaning of something.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecy010, page 489:
      In order to mitigate any possible misconstrual, the following sections highlight this fact where it is relevant.

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