misguidance

noun
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 As a new wave of COVID-19 sweeps across the Washington, a number of lawmakers are publicly calling out the confusion and misguidance over safety and testing policies at the Capitol. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2020 The states that followed Trump's misguidance posted new daily highs and higher percentages of positive tests than those that did not. The Editors, Scientific American, 14 Sep. 2020 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, 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of misguidance

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Misguidance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguidance. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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