• WordNet 3.6
    • adj misunderstood wrongly understood "a misunderstood criticism","a misunderstood question"
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.”
  • Jr. Teague
    Jr. Teague
    “Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!”


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

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'.

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).]