misconstruction misconstruction

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
  2. (n) an ungrammatical constituent

Usage(s):

  1. Reader Kuebler is guilty of a careless misconstruction.
  2. PTI was trying to contrast Lilienthal, the true democrat, and Eisler, the Communist, but concedes that the result was open to misconstruction.

News

  • Ben Easterlin: Georgia's forests can handle wood pellets

    Dean McCraw's column on March 19, related to tax breaks being provided to pellet mills as being a bad bet for the state, is inaccurate, as it is based on a misunderstanding of the industry and a misconstruction of data pertaining to the forest supply.
    on March 21, 2014     Source: Savannah Morning News

Quotes

  • "I want the record to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident," he said. "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued, in opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: msnbc.com

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