from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of misunderstand.
- adj. Incorrectly understood or interpreted.
- adj. Not appreciated or given sympathetic understanding: a sorely misunderstood child.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of misunderstand.
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- adj. wrongly understood
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KV: We didn't actually intend it to be a huge banner .. it was suppose to be a tiny little comment on the side .. and our label misunderstood our intentions for that.
"At the same time, we've raised holdings in financials stocks to benefit from attractive prices in what we call 'misunderstood' assets in the sector."
On Monday's Mad Money, Cramer looked at the case of Amazon which he described as a misunderstood and underestimated stock.
Tate Britain "misunderstood" a piece of art it took out of a show to avoid religious offence, its creator said.
You have misunderstood from the start and for some odd reason taken it personally.
What seems to be misunderstood, is that the country needs foster-parents (as it needs police officers, etc.,) and if you shackle them and restrict their ability to undertake the role in a way that they see fit, people walk.
The Mayor answered, 'Rougemont' -- a word misunderstood by the King, who became
The prophets, especially the Judeo-Christian prophets, have been grossly misunderstood, which is why there are a whole bunch of crackpot ideas about prophecies.
BORGER: But, you know, the notion that Hillary Clinton is somehow misunderstood, which is the word that was used, is sort of beyond me.
That chaotic and breathless cramming of terms misunderstood, tabulated statements, formulated "tips," and lists of names, in which so many students, in spite of advice, waste their youth is, I sincerely hope, as impossible with this book as it is useless for the purposes of a