misinterpretation etymology

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

Detailed word origin of misinterpretation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
interpretation English (eng) (countable) A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .. (countable) An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.. (countable) An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.. (countable) An artist's way of expressing his thought or [...]
misinterpretation English (eng) An instance of misinterpreting.

Words with the same origin as misinterpretation

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