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Meaning & Definition of Misunderstanding in English

English

Misunderstanding

/mɪsəndərstændɪŋ/

noun

1. Putting the wrong interpretation on

  • "His misinterpretation of the question caused his error"
  • "There was no mistaking her meaning"
    synonym:
  • misinterpretation
  • ,
  • misunderstanding
  • ,
  • mistaking

2. An understanding of something that is not correct

  • "He wasn't going to admit his mistake"
  • "Make no mistake about his intentions"
  • "There must be some misunderstanding--i don't have a sister"
    synonym:
  • mistake
  • ,
  • misunderstanding
  • ,
  • misapprehension

Examples of using

There must be a misunderstanding.
This is all a big misunderstanding.
There must be some misunderstanding between us.