Edit: There used to be a quote Winston Churchill here that I attempted to use to provide an example of multiple interpretations. This lead to more confusion so I chose to remove it. It still exists in the edits if you're curious, but the example below is a better example of what I'm trying to ask.
What is another word/phrase for the phrase disingenuous interpretation that also insinuates an unnecessarily malicious interpretation of an event, quote, or situation?
I'll explain the context using Alice and Bob:
- An event occurred involving Alice
- The event is interpreted by Bob to have occurred due to Alice's malice
- Alice is confronting Bob about the unnecessarily negative interpretation of the event
If in the example above, Alice confronts Bob and says "That was a maliciously disingenuous interpretation", it could communicate that that Bob was being malicious with their inaccurate interpretation. What I'm hoping for is a word/phrase that communicates The interpretation of the event was (unnecessarily) malicious.
Asked another way...
- A genuine interpretation is an accurate interpretation of the events
- A disingenuous is an inaccurate interpretation
- A generous interpretation assumes good faith
- A ________ interpretation assumes bad faith