Definition of misconstruction in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmiskənˈstrəkSH(ə)n/


The action of misconstruing words or actions; misinterpretation: I used a phrase that may be open to misconstruction
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  • The sharp writing also helped to flesh out the relationships, so that the usual sitcom clichés of misunderstandings and misconstructions could be jettisoned in favour of strong, albeit basic, plots based on recognisable situations.
  • Depending on the facts of the case, a reasonable misconstruction or misunderstanding of such an instrument may not amount to want of due diligence.
  • Such errors normally related to the blatant misconstruction of a statute, and in limited circumstances the courts could intervene to correct the erroneous decision.

Words that rhyme with misconstruction

abduction, conduction, construction, deduction, destruction, eduction, effluxion, induction, instruction, introduction, obstruction, production, reduction, ruction, seduction, suction, underproduction

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Syllabification: mis·con·struc·tion

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