IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

I. NATURE OF IDEAS COMMUNICATED

Misinterpretation.

[Antonyms: interpretation.]

[Nouns] misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication; catachresis; eisegesis; cross-reading, cross-purposes; mistake [more].

misrepresentation, perversion, exaggeration [more]; false coloring, false construction; abuse of terms; parody, travesty; falsification (lying) [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.

[Adjectives] misinterpreted; untranslated, untranslatable.

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