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What is the opposite of understanding?

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Noun
Opposite of the ability to understand something, or the fact of understanding something
“I have an ignorance of the physics that underlies string theory.”
Noun
Opposite of a perception or judgment of a situation
“It was my misunderstanding that the shop would be open on a public holiday.”
Noun
Opposite of an informal contract or mutual agreement
“The business partners had a disagreement on the roles each would play in the affairs of the organization.”
Noun
Opposite of sympathetic awareness or tolerance
“He was uncaring and showed great indifference for the issues I had experienced in my past.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability to grasp or infer through abstract thought
“She was, unfortunately, an intellectually-challenged child of great ineptitude and imprudence.”
Noun
Opposite of ability to understand and reason
Noun
Opposite of good sense and sound judgment in practical matters
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
Noun
Opposite of a notion, impression or idea (of something)
Noun
Opposite of an agreement between two or more people or groups as to what each will do for the other
Noun
Opposite of the state or attitude of being lenient or tolerant
Noun
Opposite of an act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed
Noun
Opposite of knowledge of, or acquaintance with, a given topic or subject
Noun
Opposite of a concept formulated in the mind
“The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.”
Noun
Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
Noun
Opposite of a written or spoken agreement, usually legal or official
“The disagreement between the siblings would lead to tensions within their social circle.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being at peace, typically between two or more entities
“The character lives in chaos, and the lone protagonist fights against a totalitarian regime.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability or willingness to tolerate a situation that one dislikes or disagrees with
Noun
Opposite of an official agreement, typically intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
Adjective
Opposite of having the capacity for sharing the feelings of another
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“Mary was late for work due to a personal crisis, and her inconsiderate boss was very unsympathetic.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
Adjective
Opposite of willing to assist or give aid
“She was as unobliging as they come, refusing to get up for an elderly woman standing tired on her old legs.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation for the feelings of others
Adjective
Opposite of showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“Despite sharing a relatively sincere apology, she was generally indifferent to their personal struggles.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to understand or discern very quickly
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed and tolerant in attitude or manner
Adjective
Opposite of having information as a result of previous exposure to the given subject
“I am unacquainted with this particular process, but I am willing to learn on the job.”
Verb
(Present participle of understand) Opposite of being aware of the meaning of
“I will be misunderstanding what is written if it lacks the clarity I require.”
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