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misguided

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adjective mis·guid·ed \(ˌ)mis-ˈgī-dəd\

Simple Definition of misguided

  • : having wrong or improper goals or values

  • : resulting from wrong or improper goals or values

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misguided

  1. :  led or prompted by wrong or inappropriate motives or ideals <well-meaning but misguided do-gooders>

misguidedly

play \-lē\ adverb

misguidedness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of misguided in a sentence

  1. She's been getting a lot of bad advice from misguided friends.

  2. He blames the crisis on the government's misguided economic policies.

  3. a misguided attempt to help



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First Known Use of misguided

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MISGUIDED Defined for Kids

misguided

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adjective mis·guid·ed \mis-ˈgī-dəd\

Definition of misguided for Students

  1. :  having or resulting from mistaken ideas or values <misguided advisers> <a misguided attempt>




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