misunderstanding misunderstanding  /ˌmɪs ən dər ˈstæn dɪŋ/


  1. (n) putting the wrong interpretation on
  2. (n) an understanding of something that is not correct


  1. If lite scientists could simply solve climate change on their own, public misunderstanding wouldn't be such a problem.
  2. Another misunderstanding lingers: that leprosy is a thing of the past.
  3. Again, it's a simple misunderstanding of risk.


  1. Man charged with kidnapping teen girl claims misunderstanding

    A Fremont man charged Wednesday with kidnapping for allegedly abducting a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint told police after his arrest that the whole incident was a misunderstanding and the girl involved wouldn't let him out of her car. Aron Kumar Roy, 23, who is being held in custody without bail, was arraigned at Alameda County Superior Court in Fremont Wednesday. He's charged with second ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTVU

  2. Common Core standards help students compete: Letter

    There is considerable misunderstanding regarding Louisiana's participation in the Common Core State Standards Initiative sponsored by the National Governors Association. It is not a conspiracy of the federal government to take over the educational system and circumvent states' rights, as...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. 99% of Canadian Employer Companies Lack Receivables Insurance and "Group of Seven" Underwriters Provide the Fix With ...

    There Is Misunderstanding Among Canada's CEOs, CFOs, Credit and Enterprise Risk Managers About the Role of Receivables Insurance. Many Believe It Can Only Be Used to Protect Export Sales
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwire


  1. "Yahoo claims that this is just one big misunderstanding. Let me be clear _ this was no misunderstanding," said Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, in a statement he planned to deliver at a hearing Tuesday where two top Yahoo...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: The Age

  2. Obama said, "To simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

  3. "She has accepted that there was a misunderstanding and she has accepted my apology," Mr. Brown told reporters. "If you like, I am a penitent sinner."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: Globe and Mail

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