malentendu etymology

French word malentendu comes from French entendu, French mal-

Detailed word origin of malentendu

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
entendu French (fra) Accepted, decided following a discussion.. Heard. Understood.
mal- French (fra) Badly; wrongly. Denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form.
malentendu French (fra) Misunderstanding.

Words with the same origin as malentendu

Descendants of mal-
maladresse maladroit malaise malcommode malfaisant malfamé malfaçon malfaçonné malhabile malheureux malhonnête malhonnêtement malhonnêteté malingre malnutrition malodorant malpoli malpropre malsonnant maltraiter malvoyant