I. NATURE OF IDEAS COMMUNICATEDMisinterpretation.
[Nouns] misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication; catachresis; eisegesis; cross-reading, cross-purposes; mistake [more].
[Verbs] misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply; mistake [more].
misrepresent, pervert; explain wrongly, misstate; garble (falsify) [more]; distort, detort; travesty, play upon words; stretch the sense, strain the sense, stretch the menaing, strain the meaning, wrest the sense, wrest the meaning; explain away; put a bad construction on, put a false construction on; give a false coloring.
be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes.