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misconstruction

noun

1 misconstruction

A kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately).

synonym: misconstrual.

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Roget 523: misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication; catachresis; eisegesis; cross-reading, cross-purposes; mistake etc. 495.    misrepresentation, ... show more



2 misconstruction

An ungrammatical constituent.


Moby thesaurus: aberrancy, aberration, abuse of terms, antiphrasis, barbarism, catachresis, coloring, confabulation, contorting, corruption, defectiveness, delusion, deviancy, distortion, eisegesis, equivocation, errancy, erroneousness, error, error in judgment ... show more.

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