Misunderstood



[mis-uhn-der-stoo d] /ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstʊd/

adjective
1.
improperly or interpreted.
2.
not appreciated.
[mis-uhn-der-stand] /ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd/
verb (used with object), misunderstood, misunderstanding.
1.
to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
2.
to fail to understand or interpret rightly the words or behavior of.
/ˌmɪsʌndəˈstʊd/
adjective
1.
not properly or sympathetically understood: a misunderstood work of art, a misunderstood adolescent
/ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd/
verb -stands, -standing, -stood
1.
to fail to understand properly
adj.

1590s, past participle adjective from misunderstand.
v.

c.1200; see mis- (1) + understand. Related: Misunderstood; misunderstanding.

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