Definition of misinterpretation in English:



mass noun
  • The action of interpreting something wrongly.

    ‘this quote is open to misinterpretation’
    count noun ‘gross misinterpretations of the text’
    • ‘The Keynesian multiplier is nothing more than a misinterpretation of the classical definition of saving to include the hoarding of cash.’
    • ‘You make truth through the misinterpretation of history for the benefit of your followers.’
    • ‘The root of this myth is a rather willful misinterpretation of the photographs.’
    • ‘The delusions, the misinterpretations, cannot make sense of what is happening around them.’
    • ‘Infractions from the standard can only invite misinterpretation at best, catastrophe at worst.’
    • ‘Giving examiners a reading strategy is the most obvious first solution to the problem of misinterpretation.’
    • ‘There has been some misinterpretation of the decision taken by the government.’
    • ‘He etched deep lines ensuring no possible misinterpretations about his future.’
    • ‘None of them are responsible for any errors, omissions, or misinterpretations in this article.’
    • ‘This leaves no room for error or misinterpretation once the job gets under way.’