Word of the Day:

Misunderstood /,misˌəndərˈsto̵od′/

verb: (past tense and past participle of misunderstand)

1. take (words, actions or behavior) in a wrong sense

No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 – 1832

2. fail to correctly interpret (words, actions or behavior)

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said.” Alan Greenspan, 1929 –


3. interpreted or perceived incorrectly

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882

4. not appreciated or given sympathetic understanding

Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.” Jennifer O’Neill, 1948 –