1. misconception

noun. ['mɪskənˈsɛpʃən'] an incorrect conception.


  • mistake
  • mirage
  • illusion
  • misunderstanding
  • unsoundness
  • idea
  • false belief
  • fantasy
  • fancy
  • error
  • self-deceit
  • phantasy
  • self-deception
  • delusion
  • thought
  • fallacy
  • misapprehension
  • erroneous belief


  • soundness
  • goodness
  • good
  • plain

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Rhymes with Misconception

  • self-deception
  • preconception
  • contraception
  • misperception
  • interception
  • reception
  • perception
  • inception
  • exception
  • deception

How do you pronounce misconception?

Pronounce misconception as mɪskənˈsɛpʃən.

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Sentences with misconception

1. Noun, singular or mass
A common misconception with remote car starters is that they invite thieves to steal running cars that are unattended.

Quotes about misconception

1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker

2. That's a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.
- Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

3. We have such a terrible, terrible misconception of science. We think it involves the definite, the precise, the known; it is a horrid series of gates to an unknown as vast of the universe; which means endless.
- Anne Rice, Lasher