misconstrue misconstrue  /mɪs kən ˈstru/

Definition(s):

  • (v) interpret in the wrong way

Usage(s):

  1. Increasingly, however, science is showing that human beings, regardless of their intelligence, are prone to misconstrue and misperceive.
  2. KT: I think you misconstrue my intent.
  3. I don't want people to misconstrue.

News

  • In Myers, swagger comes as natural as talent

    Wil Myers is certainly not lacking for confidence. But it would be a mistake to misconstrue Myers as cocky, those close to him insist.
    on August 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

Quotes

  1. "North America is doing very, very well," said Balsillie, 49. "Don't misconstrue something that shouldn't be misconstrued."
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: Jim Balsillie Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Words in that draft led some to misconstrue the department's intent," Leavitt told reporters today during a telephone news conference. "This regulation ...... is consistent with my intent to focus squarely on the issue of conscience rights....
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Mike Leavitt Source: Washington Post

  3. "People sometimes really misconstrue something like that," Maddon said. "The best way I can explain it to anyone would be to just think of your own family and what happens behind closed doors. The people you love the most you're going to have...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: USA Today

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