misjudgment

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Incorrect reasoning
Nouns
1. misjudgment, miscalculation, misconception, miscomputation, error, hasty or snap conclusion, misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misconstruction, misapplication, mistake; overestimation, underestimation. See disappointment, exaggeration, injustice.
2. (advance misconception) prejudgment, prejudication, foregone conclusion, preconception, predilection, presumption, presentiment, preconceived idea, idée fixe.
3. partisanship, clannishness, provincialism; hobby, fad, quirk, crotchet; partiality, infatuation, blind side or spot, mote in the eye.
Verbs
1. misjudge, misestimate, misconceive, misreckon, miscompute, miscalculate, jump or rush to conclusions; overestimate, underestimate. Informal, bet on the wrong horse, lowball.
2. forejudge, prejudge, presuppose, prejudicate, dogmatize.
Adjectives — misjudging, wrongheaded, besotted, infatuated, fanatical, dogmatic, [self-]opinionated, crotchety, impractical, unreasoning.
Quotations — No one in this world, so far as I know... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people (H. L. Mencken), Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense (Lord Bolingbroke), If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by a spectacular error (J. K. Galbraith), Mistakes live in the neighborhood of truth and therefore delude us (Rabindranath Tagore).
Antonyms, see judgment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Mistake]
Syn. distortion, misinterpretation, misconception; see error 1 , mistake 2 .
2. [Prejudice]
Syn. unfairness, bias, partiality; see prejudice .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A wrong calculation: miscalculation, misestimate, misestijnation, misreckoning. See CORRECT.

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