Definition of Misinterpretation

1. Noun. Putting the wrong interpretation on. "There was no mistaking her meaning"

Exact synonyms: Mistaking, Misunderstanding
Generic synonyms: Interpretation
Specialized synonyms: Imbroglio, Misconstrual, Misconstruction, Misreading
Derivative terms: Misinterpret, Misinterpret, Mistake, Misunderstand



Definition of Misinterpretation

1. n. The act of interpreting erroneously; a mistaken interpretation.

Definition of Misinterpretation

1. Noun. An instance of misinterpreting. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misinterpretation

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misinterpretation (current term)
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misinvestments

Literary usage of Misinterpretation

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1. A Manual of Logic by James Welton (1896)
"misinterpretation of Hypothetical Propositions. BOOK vn. The characteristic fallacy of misinterpretation of a hypo- " '_ ' thetical proposition is to assume ..."

2. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"But before they try and punish a member of another branch for misinterpretation, is it not wise to have the highest evidence that this offence has really ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1839)
"OF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, FROM misinterpretation OF SCRIPTURE. BESIDES these sovereign powers, divine, and hu- PART iv. man, of which I have hitherto ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... that it is an admission evidenced by an act, and, as such, not so liable to misinterpretation or mistake as a mere acknowledgment by words? § 1080. ..."

5. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1896)
"... military Movements—King to Lord Grenville—Detention of Ship Prosper, with United States Arms on Board—Pickering relative to misinterpretation of Article ..."

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