Comprehension and Misunderstanding


Comprehension noun - The knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something.
Usage example: the president's comprehension of the current situation in the Middle East

Misunderstanding is an antonym for comprehension in understanding topic.


Misunderstanding noun - A failure to understand correctly.
Usage example: people once thought that there were canals on Mars because of a common misunderstanding of a report by an Italian astronomer

Comprehension is an antonym for misunderstanding in topics: argument, instance of having the wrong idea.

Nearby Word: misunderstand

How words are described

human human comprehension human misunderstanding
total total comprehension total misunderstanding
many many comprehension many misunderstanding
simple simple comprehension simple misunderstanding
Other adjectives: real, little, bad, mutual.

Both words in one sentence

  • Of course, it is possible she really has a good comprehension of the idea, considered herself and Robin to be in a romantic relationship despite the lack of verbal confirmation (and enjoyed the idea to boot), and got sad and angry when Robin cleared what he considered a misunderstanding.
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