N-VAR: oft N that, under N
A misapprehension is a wrong idea or impression that you have about something.

Men still appear to be labouring under the misapprehension that women want hairy, muscular men...

We were by now under no misapprehension about the extent of the problem.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Misapprehension — Mis*ap pre*hen sion, n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one s meaning of a fact; misconception; misunderstanding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misapprehension — index catachresis, fallacy, misestimation, misjudgment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misapprehension — (n.) 1620s; from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPREHENSION (Cf. apprehension). Related: Misapprehensive …   Etymology dictionary

  • misapprehension — ► NOUN ▪ a mistaken belief …   English terms dictionary

  • misapprehension — n. 1) (to labor) under a misapprehension 2) a misapprehension that + clause (we labored under the misapprehension that we would receive help) * * * [ˌmɪsæprɪ henʃ(ə)n] (to labor) under a misapprehension a misapprehension that + clause (we labored …   Combinatory dictionary

  • misapprehension — mis|ap|pre|hen|sion [ˌmısæprıˈhenʃən] n formal a mistaken belief or a wrong understanding of something = ↑misunderstanding under a misapprehension ▪ You seem to be under a misapprehension. ▪ I think we should clear up this misapprehension …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misapprehension — UK [ˌmɪsæprɪˈhenʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms misapprehension : singular misapprehension plural misapprehensions formal a belief that is not correct He is under the misapprehension that he can do what he chooses …   English dictionary

  • misapprehension — noun (C) formal a mistaken belief or a wrong understanding of something: (labour) under a misapprehension (=believe something is true when in fact it is not): I wonder if others are under the misapprehension that screwdrivers used to test… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • misapprehension — mis|ap|pre|hen|sion [ ,mısæprı henʃən ] noun count FORMAL a belief that is not correct: He is under the misapprehension that he can do what he chooses …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misapprehension — noun see misapprehend …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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