misinterpretation Definition

  • 1a failure to understand or interpret something correctly
  • 2an incorrect understanding or explanation of something

Using misinterpretation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "misinterpretation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The misinterpretation of the data led to incorrect conclusions.

  • Example

    His words were taken out of context and resulted in a misinterpretation of his intentions.

  • Example

    The misinterpretation of the law caused confusion among the public.

misinterpretation Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for misinterpretation

Phrases with misinterpretation

  • a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of cultural norms, values, or practices


    The cultural misinterpretation of her actions led to offense and hurt feelings.

  • a failure to correctly interpret nonverbal cues or signs


    His misinterpretation of her signals led to an awkward situation.

  • an incorrect interpretation of the symbolism or meaning of dreams


    The misinterpretation of dreams has been a subject of debate among psychologists for many years.


Summary: misinterpretation in Brief

The term 'misinterpretation' [ˌmɪsɪnˌtɜːprəˈteɪʃən] refers to a failure to understand or interpret something correctly. It can result in incorrect conclusions or explanations, such as when someone's words are taken out of context. Examples include cultural misinterpretation, misinterpretation of signals, and misinterpretation of dreams.

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