misconceived

adjective

mis·​con·​ceived ˌmis-kən-ˈsēvd How to pronounce misconceived (audio)
1
: badly conceived
a confusing, misconceived film
a misconceived plan
2
: wrong or inaccurate
the misconceived notion that bats are birds

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of misconceived was in 1592

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“Misconceived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misconceived. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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