misguided

adjective mis·guid·ed \ (ˌ)mis-ˈgī-dəd \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of misguided

: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

Recent Examples of misguided from the Web

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First Known Use of misguided

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MISGUIDED Defined for English Language Learners

misguided

adjective

Definition of misguided for English Language Learners

  • : having wrong or improper goals or values

  • : resulting from wrong or improper goals or values


MISGUIDED Defined for Kids

misguided

adjective mis·guid·ed \ mis-ˈgī-dəd \

Definition of misguided for Students

:having or resulting from mistaken ideas or values
  • misguided advisers
  • a misguided attempt


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