To misconstrue is to interpret something in the wrong way or to understand someone's actions or intentions differently than intended.verb
When your cute neighbor is staring at you because you have spinach in your teeth and you think he's looking because you have a cute new haircut, this is an example of a time when you misconstrue his attention.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- misconstruction noun
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transitive verb mis·con·strued, mis·con·stru·ing, mis·con·strues