misapprehension misapprehension  /mɪs ˌæ pri ˈhɛn ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an understanding of something that is not correct

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There is a misapprehension that the Dean phenomenon was created by the Internet.
  2. As Walker sees it, one of the biggest obstacles in coming to terms with Liszt is the man's protean nature, which invites the common misapprehension of him as superficial.
  3. But I'm not sure how much of the remainder of your comment survives this misapprehension of the article's content.

News

  • Do Police Have to Inform You of Your Charges?

    It is a common misapprehension that police officers are required to tell you why you're being arrested or what offense you've committed when you're being arrested.
    on October 17, 2013     Source: FindLaw

Quotes

  1. "He regrets any misapprehension that was created by his remarks," Hier said. "He said he was jogging and he shouldn't have used it. He certainly wasn't saying Meg Whitman was Joseph Goebbels."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Marvin Hier Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I spoke to Ricky Stuart, and he agrees with the position as it stands as well," Gallop said. "He [Orr] seemed to be under the misapprehension that the decision to stand Greg Bird down was made by the NRL. I advised him it was the Sharks'...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: David Gallop Source: The Canberra Times

  3. In its complaint, foundation president Annie Laurie Gaylor said the church "is under the misapprehension that it can conduct a major leafletting of the neighborhood without registering."
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Annie Laurie Gaylor Source: Pioneer Press

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