1. [ noun ] putting the wrong interpretation on
Synonyms: mistaking misinterpretation

"his misinterpretation of the question caused his error" "there was no mistaking her meaning"

Related terms: interpretation misconstrual imbroglio misreading mistake misread
2. [ noun ] an understanding of something that is not correct
Synonyms: mistake misapprehension

"he wasn't going to admit his mistake" "make no mistake about his intentions" "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"

Related terms: misconception misconstrue
Similar spelling:   misunderstand