from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of misunderstand.
  • adj. Incorrectly understood or interpreted.
  • adj. Not appreciated or given sympathetic understanding: a sorely misunderstood child.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of misunderstand.

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  • adj. wrongly understood


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