One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of misconstruing words or actions; misinterpretation.‘I used a phrase which may be open to misconstruction’
misunderstanding, misinterpretation, misapprehension, misconception, misreading, misjudgement, misbelief, miscalculationView synonyms
- ‘Depending on the facts of the case, a reasonable misconstruction or misunderstanding of such an instrument may not amount to want of due diligence.’
- ‘Such errors normally related to the blatant misconstruction of a statute, and in limited circumstances the courts could intervene to correct the erroneous decision.’
- ‘That, in my judgment, is wrong, and is a clear error of law because it involves a misconstruction of the policy.’
- ‘The sharp writing also helped to flesh out the relationships, so that the usual sitcom clichés of misunderstandings and misconstructions could be jettisoned in favour of strong, albeit basic, plots based on recognisable situations.’
- ‘The purpose of this essay is to challenge the validity of these claims and to provide some insight into how such historical misconstructions can take root and grow.’
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