misreading misreading  /mɪs ˈri dɪŋ/


  • (n) misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading


  1. There was unqualified people in charge, there was a total misreading of the dimensions of the disaster, there was a failure of communications.
  2. Unfortunately, there are some in the financial industry who are misreading this moment.
  3. But Keller and Addate worried that we were misreading both the geologic and fossil records.



  1. "There are some in the financial industry who are misreading this moment," said President Obama in a speech to mark one year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers bank. "Instead of learning the lessons of Lehman and the crisis from which we...
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

  2. "The idea that (the Iranians) now seek nuclear weapons because we refuse to engage in presidential-level talks is a serious misreading of history," McCain said, citing unsuccessful efforts by President Bill Clinton's administration to engage...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Reuters

  3. "The truth is, there was a misreading of just how bad an economy we inherited," said Biden, who is leading the administration's effort to implement it's $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

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