Misapprehension

  • 1 Misapprehension — Mis*ap pre*hen sion, n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one s meaning of a fact; misconception; misunderstanding. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 misapprehension — index catachresis, fallacy, misestimation, misjudgment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 misapprehension — (n.) 1620s; from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPREHENSION (Cf. apprehension). Related: Misapprehensive …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 misapprehension — ► NOUN ▪ a mistaken belief …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 misapprehension — n. 1) (to labor) under a misapprehension 2) a misapprehension that + clause (we labored under the misapprehension that we would receive help) * * * [ˌmɪsæprɪ henʃ(ə)n] (to labor) under a misapprehension a misapprehension that + clause (we labored …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6 misapprehension — mis|ap|pre|hen|sion [ˌmısæprıˈhenʃən] n formal a mistaken belief or a wrong understanding of something = ↑misunderstanding under a misapprehension ▪ You seem to be under a misapprehension. ▪ I think we should clear up this misapprehension …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 misapprehension — [[t]mɪ̱sæprɪhe̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] misapprehensions N VAR: oft N that, under N A misapprehension is a wrong idea or impression that you have about something. Men still appear to be labouring under the misapprehension that women want hairy, muscular men …

    English dictionary

  • 8 misapprehension — UK [ˌmɪsæprɪˈhenʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms misapprehension : singular misapprehension plural misapprehensions formal a belief that is not correct He is under the misapprehension that he can do what he chooses …

    English dictionary

  • 9 misapprehension — noun (C) formal a mistaken belief or a wrong understanding of something: (labour) under a misapprehension (=believe something is true when in fact it is not): I wonder if others are under the misapprehension that screwdrivers used to test… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 misapprehension — mis|ap|pre|hen|sion [ ,mısæprı henʃən ] noun count FORMAL a belief that is not correct: He is under the misapprehension that he can do what he chooses …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 misapprehension — noun see misapprehend …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 misapprehension — misapprehensive, adj. misapprehensively, adv. misapprehensiveness, n. /mis ap ri hen sheuhn/, n. misunderstanding. [1620 30; MIS 1 + APPREHENSION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 misapprehension — noun a failure to understand something; an illusion, misconception or misunderstanding …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 misapprehension — Synonyms and related words: abuse of terms, catachresis, clerical error, contorting, corrigendum, distortion, eisegesis, erratum, error, failure, fault, faute, garbling, gloss, human error, malentendu, malobservation, misapplication,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 misapprehension — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. misconception, fallacy, delusion; see mistake 2 , misunderstanding 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A failure to understand correctly: false impression, misconception, misinterpretation, misunderstanding. See UNDERSTAND …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 misapprehension — n. failed understanding, improper understanding …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 misapprehension n — labour v …

    English expressions

  • 18 misapprehension — noun a mistaken belief …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 misapprehension — n misunderstanding, misconstruction, misreading, mistaking, misconception, misinterpretation; misjudgment, miscalculation; warped or mistaken notion, wrong idea, false belief or impression; fallacy, error, delusion, distortion …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 misapprehension — mis·apprehension …

    English syllables