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The lone concern I had then, and remains my concern now, is that instability in this relationship could arise only from mutual misunderstanding as to our respective countries’ intentions and our domestic needs.

“There is lots of misunderstanding about when to use what test,” he said.

From Fortune

A misunderstanding of a previous Oxford study in April 2020 led many to believe that 60% adoption of digital contact tracing apps is required before they can have any effect.

The common misunderstanding about first-party data, according to Meron, is that this data comes from identifying elements such as email addresses or usernames from logged in users.

From Digiday

Of course, now we’re seeing how much of a misunderstanding that is.

What conflicts do exist between them derive from misunderstanding and accident.

Somehow, the brevity of the message creates an inverse potential for misunderstanding.

The authors categorized responses that indicated a misunderstanding of possible benefit as “germs are germs” beliefs.

When the story surfaced in the press, Shumlin backtracked and said it all been a misunderstanding.

Do say ‘Olga, there has been a misunderstanding, for which I wanted to apologise.’

Mr. Meadow Mouse repeated, as if he wanted to be sure there was no misunderstanding about it.

There had been cruel misunderstanding on his part somewhere; that misunderstanding must be burned away.

But this port (to obviate misunderstanding) is not on the Ocean lying eastward, but on that gulf which I have called French bay.

There was some misunderstanding somewhere, he realized, and sheer astonishment had cooled his anger.

He was then physician to Mme. de Listomere, whose misunderstanding with Rastignac he learned and afterwards related.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misunderstanding, such as: confusion, error, misconception, misinterpretation, misjudgment, and mistake.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.