misunderstood

Definitions

  • MISUNDERSTOOD
    MISUNDERSTOOD
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj misunderstood wrongly understood "a misunderstood criticism","a misunderstood question"
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.”
  • Jr. Teague
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    “Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!”

Usage

In literature:

And so in a sense all girls are misunderstood.
"The Girl and Her Religion" by Margaret Slattery
But he clearly misunderstood many things in Indian religion.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Or perhaps he misunderstood you.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Elsie; you must have misunderstood what they were talking about.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
This matter of unity must not be misunderstood as prohibiting the inclusion of more than one topic in a speech.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Consequently, the Typical Poet is misunderstood by his contemporaries, and probably persecuted.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The mystic remains solitary and misunderstood.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
From the very beginning he was misunderstood.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
You would not have misunderstood.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
So that this cannot lead us into error, and could only be misunderstood by so carnal a people.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
The shyness of her welcome Gifford quite misunderstood.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
Then I misunderstood you just now.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
But if the object of his frequent visits was misunderstood by Ruth at first, Dare did not allow it to remain so long.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
It is perhaps the fate of those of most influence to be misunderstood.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Nothing, it seems to me, is so much misunderstood as forgiveness.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
He never knew the pang of being misunderstood by the public he sought to serve.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
In opposing the actual to the possible, I am perhaps running the risk of being misunderstood.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
Psychological tests show that children of superior ability are very likely to be misunderstood in school.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
It is so easy to be misunderstood.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
I am maligned, misunderstood and beset everywhere by the enemies of God.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
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In poetry:

Misunderstood and vilified,
Their aims and motives scarcely known,
How many of these Saints have died,
Rejected by their own!
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
And when a critic standing near
Censured her act, misunderstood,
Christ spoke so that the world might hear;
He said, "She hath done what she could."
"Ministering Women" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Misunderstood reformer! gallant heart!
He gave his path to Death—the great collector.
Now . . . in Elysian fields he sits apart
And sips his modest “Tommy Dodd” of nectar.
"Jimmy Wood" by Barcroft Henry Boake
We live in an occupied country, misunderstood;
justice will take us millions of intricate moves.
Sirens wil hunt down Berky, you survivors in your beds
listening through the night, so far and good.
"Thinking For Berky" by William Stafford
So soon he fell, there lie unfinished plans
By others misapplied, misunderstood;
And doors are barred that wait the master-key--
That wait his magic Open Sesame!--
To that assertive power that commands
The multitude.
"The Student Gone" by Hattie Howard
Oh, the men who made bad matches, and the Great Misunderstood,
Are through all the world a mighty and a silent brotherhood.
If a wife is discontented, every other woman knows—
But the men who made bad matches keep the cruel secret close.
"The Men Who Made Bad Matches" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Charged off' is most misunderstood phrase in debt collection.
Pastor Says Carrie Underwood Has Misunderstood The Bible.
Vikings' Chris Cook misunderstood .
Young vets respected but misunderstood .
Don't let me be misunderstood .
Fracking Is Misunderstood , It's The Key To Energy Self-Sufficiency.
New Bashara attorney says mistress ' misunderstood ' relationship with Bob Bashara.
Andy Pettitte says he may have misunderstood Roger Clemens.
Are Japan's Megabank Stocks " Misunderstood .".
'Pink slime': Health crisis or misunderstood meat product.
'Stand your ground' is misunderstood .
But has that attention been positive or negative for the often misunderstood church.
The true story of the current struggle of Native Americans has remained largely untold and misunderstood.
The true story of the current struggle of Native America n s has remained largely untold and misunderstood.
GOP 'Misunderstood the American People'.
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In science:

This way, the user can ascertain if system’s speech recognition module and natural language understanding module are working correctly, and can repeat any information that the computer misunderstood.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
We have no explanation for this fact, beyond that saying that we might have misunderstood the definition of Ref. of the wave functions at the origin and thus Eq. (39) is wrong or that our Ξ−wave functions at the origin are wrong.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
The construction of such algebras overcomes the celebrated and often misunderstood 1954 Schwartz impossibility of multiplying distributions.
New Symmetry Groups for Generalized Solutions of ODEs
This point is commonly misunderstood in the literature.) • On the other hand, we could also find all our regularity conditions for isotropic coordinates by deducing them from the analysis developed for general diagonal coordinates.
Buchdahl-like transformations for perfect fluid spheres
This does not mean, of course, that the elasticity plays no role in formation of 180◦ domain structure, but this role is misunderstood by PK.
Comment on ``Elastic Stabilization of a Single-Domain Ferroelectric State in Nanoscale Capacitors and Tunnel Junctions" [N.A. Pertsev and H. Kohlstedt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 257603 (2007).]
It must not be misunderstood as a cheap vehicle to produce immediate predictions of eigenvalue distributions and universal behavior! Let us end with a few historical remarks.
Symmetry Classes
Our system is not only misunderstood by many people outside the field (including, but not limited to, people who evaluate our research), but also increasingly within the field.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Almost always, when we progress in moving to more advanced questions and closer to practical application, we forget that the fundamental concepts and questions remains unanswered or misunderstood.
On the Nature of Reality
Further analysis revealed, in fact, that we must have misunderstood the initial reports of experimental data.
The birth of the giant component
As this point is often misunderstood, it may be helpful consider the specific example discussed in Part C of Sec.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
They mainly focus on the easily-misunderstood concept, heat, in theromdynamics, which has been widely discussed and quarreled about in literature.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Despite this problem, Fjørtøft’s proof has been popularized in textbooks 105 and review articles 112 as a rigorous proof that constrains the direction of the fluxes in two-dimensional turbulence, thereby becoming a bit of a misunderstood “folklore” argument.
Recent Developments in Understanding Two-dimensional Turbulence and the Nastrom-Gage Spectrum
These assumptions should not be misunderstood as the initial conditions.
Dynamics of test bodies with spin in de Sitter spacetime
This idea must not be misunderstood in a utilitarian sense.
Elementary Considerations on the Interpretation of the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
The properties of flows, even their existence, may then be misunderstood.
Review of soft interactions and multiparticle correlations
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