mis·​guid·​ance | \ ˌmis-ˈgī-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce misguidance (audio) \

Definition of misguidance

Examples of misguidance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next season, Harris embarked on a scorched-earth rebuilding policy that resulted in 75 wins over the next four seasons under the misguidance of Sam Hinkie, who whiffed on three lottery picks. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Sixers weren't ready for LeBron James or Paul George | Marcus Hayes," 4 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'misguidance.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of misguidance

1606, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about misguidance

Time Traveler for misguidance

Time Traveler

The first known use of misguidance was in 1606

See more words from the same year

Statistics for misguidance

Cite this Entry

“Misguidance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguidance. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

Comments on misguidance

What made you want to look up misguidance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!