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misunderstandingnoun

uk   /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstæn.dɪŋ/  us   /-dɚ-/
(Definition of misunderstanding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misunderstandingnoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/
a ​failure to ​understand, or an ​argument resulting from the ​failure of two ​people or two ​sides to ​understand each other: [C] The ​whole thing was just a misunderstanding, he said, as he had no ​intention of ​breaking into the ​middle of the ​line (= ​standing in the ​middle of a ​line of ​peopleinstead of ​standing behind the last ​person in the ​line).
(Definition of misunderstanding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “misunderstanding”
in Arabic سوء فَهم…
in Korean 오해…
in Portuguese equívoco, mal-entendido…
in Catalan malentès…
in Japanese 誤解…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误会, 曲解…
in Turkish yanlış anlama, anlaşmazlık, uyuşmazlık…
in Russian недоразумение, размолвка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤會, 爭執…
in Italian malinteso…
in Polish nieporozumienie…
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