Rift vs Misunderstanding - What's the difference?

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Rift is a related term of misunderstanding.


As nouns the difference between rift and misunderstanding

is that rift is a chasm or fissure while misunderstanding is a mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception .

As verbs the difference between rift and misunderstanding

is that rift is to form a or rift can be to belch or rift can be while misunderstanding is .

rift

English

(wikipedia rift)

Etymology 1

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish/Norwegian '' 'breach', Old Norse ''rífa 'to tear'. More at rive.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A chasm or fissure.
  • My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
    The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
  • A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
  • * 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 130:
  • I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
  • A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a .
  • To cleave; to rive; to split.
  • to rift an oak
  • * Wordsworth
  • To dwell these rifted rocks between.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rypta.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To belch.
  • Etymology 3

    Verb

    (head)
  • (Spenser)

    Anagrams

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    misunderstanding

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
  • A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  • Verb

    (head)