from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wrongly understood; mistaken.
  • noun A misunderstanding.


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  • Les passions agissent trop fortement sur le coeur des hommes, pour ne pas en restreindre la vivacité par des règlemens sages; leur intérêt même souvent mal-entendu les aveugle sur leurs propres avantages.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917

  • To this Strepsiades alludes when he says. he was defrauded of two measures, and to this humorous mal-entendu he obsti - nately adheres through the whole scene, playing upon tlie pedantry of the philosopher by contrasting it with the rusti - city of the clown, which, though difficult to translate into modern language, is surely a scene in the best style of the author.

    Comedies. Translated into English, with notes [by Richard Cumberland and others]

  • _mal-entendu_ as to "Daniel Nathaniel" could not then have occurred, as the Officer would have obtained the name correctly.

    Bardell v. Pickwick


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