Definition of misconstruction:
- bad grammar (part of speech: noun)
- error (part of speech: noun)
- "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
Much misconstruction and unpleasant feeling arises, especially in country towns, from not knowing what is " expected," or necessary to be done on certain occasions, resulting sometimes from the prevalence of local customs, with which the world in general are not supposed to be acquainted.- "Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness", Arthur Martine.
The book was written in the summer of 1615, a few months after the suppression of the History of the World, and by a curious misconstruction of motive was intended to remove from the King's mind the unpleasant impression caused by those parables of Ahab and of Ninias.- "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.