- misunderstanding (n.) "want of understanding," mid-15c., from prp. of MISUNDERSTAND (Cf. misunderstand).When misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. [Lionel Trilling]Meaning "dissention, disagreement" is first recorded 1640s.
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