misapprehension etymology

English word misapprehension comes from English apprehension, English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.)

Detailed word origin of misapprehension

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
apprehension English (eng) (legal) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.. (rare) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; [...]
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
misapprehension English (eng) A failure to understand something; an illusion, misconception or misunderstanding.

Words with the same origin as misapprehension

Descendants of mis-
misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse