misjudge

misjudge
UK [mɪsˈdʒʌdʒ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "misjudge":
present tense I/you/we/they misjudge he/she/it misjudges present participle misjudging past tense misjudged past participle misjudged
a) to make a wrong judgment about a person or situation

They appear to have misjudged the public mood on education.

b) to make an incorrect calculation

He had misjudged the distance and scraped the other car.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Misjudge — Mis*judge , v. t. & i. To judge erroneously or unjustly; to err in judgment; to misconstrue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misjudge — I verb be bewildered, be perplexed, blunder, err, err in judgment, estimate incorrectly, fail to recognize, have a wrong impression, judge erroneously, judge inaccurately, judge wrongly, make a mistake, make an error, male iudicare, misapprehend …   Law dictionary

  • misjudge — (v.) early 15c.; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + JUDGE (Cf. judge) (v.). Related: Misjudged; misjudging …   Etymology dictionary

  • misjudge — [v] get the wrong idea bark up wrong tree*, be misled, be overcritical, be partial, be unfair, be wrong, come to hasty conclusion, dogmatize, drop the ball*, err, misapprehend, miscalculate, miscomprehend, misconceive, misconjecture, misconstrue …   New thesaurus

  • misjudge — ► VERB 1) form an incorrect opinion of. 2) judge wrongly. DERIVATIVES misjudgement (also misjudgment) noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misjudge — [mis΄juj′] vt., vi. misjudged, misjudging to judge wrongly or unfairly misjudgment n. misjudgement …   English World dictionary

  • misjudge — v. to misjudge badly, completely * * * [ˌmɪs dʒʌdʒ] completely to misjudge badly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • misjudge — Date: 15th century intransitive verb to be mistaken in judgment transitive verb 1. to estimate wrongly 2. to have an unjust opinion of • misjudgment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misjudge — misjudger, n. misjudgingly, adv. misjudgment; esp. Brit., misjudgement, n. /mis juj /, v.t., v.i., misjudged, misjudging. to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly. [1525 35; MIS 1 + JUDGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misjudge — verb To make an error in judging, to incorrectly assess. I misjudged you. I dont like your politics but I appreciate your loyalty to your friends …   Wiktionary

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