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Definition of Misunderstanding


  1. of Misunderstand
  2. Mistake of the meaning; error; misconception.
  3. Disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.

Misunderstanding Quotations

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
Kevin Kelly

Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Lionel Trilling
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Misunderstanding Translations

misunderstanding in Dutch is misverstand
misunderstanding in French is malentendu
misunderstanding in Italian is equivoco
misunderstanding in Portuguese is engano
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