misunderstanding

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

misunderstanding

  1. present participle of misunderstand

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mi.zan.derˈstɛn.diŋɡ/

Noun[edit]

misunderstanding m (invariable)

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