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Synonyms for misconstrual

a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)

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Although countless students have been taught this misconstrual of Aristotle's words, it turns his perfectly sensible theory into gibberish by counting Socrates's mortality, his body, and the purpose of executing him among the causes of his death.
Of course, the farther "zoomed out" the level of interaction, the more guarded the interlocutors need to be against misconstrual, hegemonic narrations, and egocentric translations--but the concentricity between Derrida and Lindbeck creates within the linguistic turn the condition of possibility for interreligious intelligibility.
This is a complete and utter misconstrual of libertarianism.
It is the misconstrual and lack of understanding of the "life of the self" that cause all such complications and contradictions, upsetting the dharma of their present.
Richard Wagner's putdown of the sacred oratorio ("an obvious misconstrual of the present"), cited more than once in the book under review, is a good indication of how low the genre had fallen in general esteem by the 1830s.
The book is a wild swerve away from its ostensible subject: it gives Shade's delicate poem space to speak for itself, but then accelerates across a wide plain of comical misconstrual and feverish digression.
According to Zdravkova, she will not run as vice-president, and the prior announcement is a product of media misconstrual.
public rests on a misconstrual of public nuisance's historical
In 1972, near the end of a painful-to-read discussion with Louis Finkelstein, who kept making the mistake of disagreeing with Guston (a war of mutual interruption and misconstrual ensued), Guston defused the tension in one blow: "I didn't realize I would run into somebody as paranoid as I am.
Moreover, the Calvinist accusation that the Catholic doctrine of ex opera operato is magical and Deistic is founded on a misconstrual of Catholic teaching: the principle of ex opera operato expresses the instrumental causality of the sacramental rite, but the efficient cause remains the Holy Spirt.
That detachment, in turn, can lead to a theological misconstrual of, and pessimistic acquiescence in, the suffering to which hope responds.
77) The terminology being highly politicised and pertaining to the sensitive and explosive issue of ethnic relations, deliberate misconstrual, hypocrisy and circumlocution were frequently applied--by government administrators, political figures and non-Russian national movement leaders alike--leading to major discrepancies between semantics, rhetoric and reality.
This fifth point seems based on a misconstrual of the IPS premises, and therefore we will not devote much space to replying to it.
42) This, Niebuhr maintained, entails a misconstrual of Jesus' own witness as well as of Trinitarian conviction, and it introduces manifold internal conflicts into church and theological education.
In this regard, his consistently poor translations into English (of Luther and others), his misconstrual of crucial texts, and his generally shocking reliance on assertions rather than demonstration undermine his arguments.