Malentendu meaning

mălŏn-tŏn-do͝o
A misunderstanding.
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Misunderstood; poorly conceived.
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A misunderstanding.
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Origin of malentendu

  • French from mal entendu misunderstood mal badly (from Latin male mel-3 in Indo-European roots) entendu past participle of entendre to understand (from Old French intend)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition