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- miß- (superseded)
- When combined with nouns and adjectives, the prefix is stressed (e.g. Misstrauen, misstrauisch):
- When combined with verbs, the stress lies on the stem (e.g. misstrauen) except when the original verb doesn't have the stress on the first syllable, in which case the stress moves to miss- (e.g. verstehen / missverstehen, interpretieren / missinterpretieren):
- Same functions and meanings as the English prefix mis-; a nominal, adjectival and inseparable verbal prefix that negates the meaning or expresses the opposite of its stem or indicates that something isn't being done correctly or isn't correct or good.