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misunderstood (adj.)

"improperly understood, taken in a wrong sense," 1590s, past-participle adjective from misunderstand.

updated on February 02, 2019

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Definitions of misunderstood from WordNet

misunderstood (adj.)
wrongly understood;
a misunderstood criticism
a misunderstood question
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