Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 481. Misjudgment.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section V. Results of Reasoning
481. Misjudgment.
NOUN:MISJUDGMENT, obliquity of judgment, warped judgment; miscalculation, miscomputation, misconception (error) [See Error]; hasty conclusion.
  PRECONCEPTION, prejudgment, prejudication [rare], prejudice; foregone conclusion; prenotion, prevention [Gallicism], predilection, prepossession, preapprehension, presumption, presentiment, foreboding; fixed idea; idée fixe [F.], obsession, preconceived idea, mentis gratissimus error [L.]; fool’s paradise.
  PARTISANSHIP, esprit de corps [F.], party spirit, mob spirit, class prejudice, class consciousness, race prejudice, provincialism, clannishness, prestige.
  QUIRK, shift, quibble, equivocation, evasion, subterfuge.
  BIAS, warp, twist; hobby, whim, craze, fad, crotchet, partiality, infatuation, blind side, blind spot, mote in the eye.
  one-sided -, partial -, narrow -, confined -, superficial- -views, - ideas, - conceptions, - notions; purblindness, entêtement [F.]; narrow mind; bigotry (obstinacy) [See Obstinacy]; odium theologicum [L.]; pedantry; hypercriticism.
  DOCTRINAIRE (positive) [See Certainty].
VERB:MISJUDGE, misestimate, misesteem, misthink, misconjecture, misconceive (error) [See Error]; fly in the face of facts; miscalculate, misreckon, miscompute.
  overestimate [See Overestimation]; underestimate [See Underestimation].
  PREJUDGE, forejudge; presuppose, presume, prejudicate [rare], dogmatize; have a bias &c. n.; have only one idea; jurare in verba magistri [L.], run away with the notion; jump -, rush- to a conclusion; go off half-cocked [colloq.]; look only at one side of the shield; view with jaundiced eye, view through distorting spectacles; not see beyond one’s nose; dare pondus fumo [L.]; get the wrong sow by the ear (blunder) [See Unskillfulness].
  BIAS, warp, twist; give a -bias, - twist; prejudice, prepossess.
ADJECTIVE:MISJUDGING &c. v.; ill-judging, wrong-headed; prejudiced, prepossessed; jaundiced; shortsighted, purblind; partial, one-sided, superficial.
  NARROW, narrow-minded, narrow-souled; provincial, parochial, insular; mean-spirited; confined, illiberal, intolerant, besotted, infatuated, fanatical, entêté [F.], positive, dogmatic, dictatorial; pragmatic or pragmatical, egotistical, conceited; opinioned, opinionated, opinionate [rare], opinionative [rare], opinative [obs.], opiniative [obs.]; self-opinionated; self-opinioned, wedded to an opinion, opiniâtre [F.]; bigoted (obstinate) [See Obstinacy]; crotchety, fussy, impracticable; unreasonable, stupid [See Imbecility. Folly]; credulous [See Credulity]; warped.
  MISJUDGED &c. v.
ADVERB:ex parte [L.].
  1. Nothing like leather.
  2. The wish is father to the thought.
  3. O most lame and impotent conclusion.—Othello
  4. Poudre aux yeux.—French
  5. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong.—Dryden



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