Misconstruction Mis`con*struc"tion, n. Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

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  • misconstruction — ► NOUN ▪ the action of misconstruing something …   English terms dictionary

  • misconstruction — noun (C, U) formal an incorrect or mistaken understanding of something: open to misconstruction (=easy to misunderstand): A law must be worded so carefully that it is not open to misconstruction …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • misconstruction — /mis keuhn struk sheuhn/, n. 1. wrong construction; misinterpretation: to put a misconstruction upon an action. 2. an act or instance of misconstruing. [1505 15; MIS 1 + CONSTRUCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • misconstruction — mis|con|struc|tion [ˌmıskənˈstrʌkʃən] n [U and C] formal an incorrect or mistaken understanding of something ▪ Your ideas are open to misconstruction …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misconstruction — noun a) a misunderstanding or misinterpretation resulting from the use of the wrong meaning of a word that has multiple meanings b) an ungrammatical phrase Syn: misconstrual …   Wiktionary

  • misconstruction — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberration, abuse of terms, antiphrasis, barbarism, catachresis, coloring, confabulation, contorting, corruption, defectiveness, delusion, deviancy, distortion, eisegesis, equivocation, errancy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misconstruction — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. distortion, misunderstanding, fallacy; see error 1 , mistake 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • misconstruction — n. mistaken interpretation or understanding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misconstruction — n misinterpretation, misunderstanding, misreading, misconception, miscalculation, misjudgment; warped or mistaken notion, wrong idea, false belief or impression, fallacy, delusion, distortion, coloring of the facts …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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