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synonyms for misconstrued

  • distort
  • exaggerate
  • misinterpret
  • misread
  • misunderstand
  • pervert
  • misapprehend
  • misconceive
  • misjudge
  • mistake
  • mistranslate
  • take the wrong way
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antonyms for misconstrued

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  • comprehend
  • understand
  • discern
  • get
  • perceive
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How to use misconstrued in a sentence

But she is ingenious,—full of all sorts of devices, innocent enough in themselves, but liable to be misconstrued.
A MORTAL ANTIPATHYOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
And your cher-rubs was billy-goats in the days of King Solomon, but the painters misconstrued the horns into wings.
SIXES AND SEVENSO. HENRY
In the excitement prevailing a practical view of this kind was apt to be misconstrued, as indeed it was.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
Moreover, the latter act might be misconstrued into an attempt to kill.
AUTOMATIC PISTOL SHOOTINGWALTER WINANS
It is not safe, it is not wise; and will often cause her to be misconstrued.
CHARLOTTE BRONTT. WEMYSS REID
I have warned you, only to see that my motives were always misconstrued.
THE MAD KINGEDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
A volley now might arouse the garrison in the town and be misconstrued.
THE MAD KINGEDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Our fight for national existence against Russia has been misconstrued everywhere.
A FANTASY OF FAR JAPANBARON KENCHO SUYEMATSU
This took its rise from some verses in Homer, which have been strangely misconstrued.
A NEW SYSTEM; OR, AN ANALYSIS OF ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY. VOLUME II. (OF VI.)JACOB BRYANT
I closely observed what went on around me and was careful to do nothing which could be misconstrued as ignorance.
A SON OF THE MIDDLE BORDERHAMLIN GARLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO MISCONSTRUED

  • all wet
  • at fault
  • barking up wrong tree
  • confounded
  • confused
  • confused with
  • deceived
  • deluded
  • duped
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • faulty
  • fooled
  • ill-advised
  • illogical
  • inaccurate
  • inappropriate
  • misconstrued
  • misguided
  • misinformed
  • misled
  • misunderstanding
  • off base
  • off track
  • tricked
  • unadvised
  • under wrong impression
  • unfounded
  • unreal
  • unsound
  • untrue
  • warranted
  • way off
  • wide of mark
  • wrong number
  • wrongly identified
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.