mis·​in·​formed | \ ˌmis-in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce misinformed (audio) \

Definition of misinformed

: wrongly or badly informed: such as
a : having wrong or inaccurate information about a topic He was slightly misinformed on a few points of the discussion. They have found that some amateurs are greedy, destructive, and badly misinformed.— June Culp Zeitner The whole anchovy came later; and don't let a snooty, misinformed waiter make you feel stupid if you don't want some skanky little dead fish laid to rest atop your salad.— Clark Wolf " … Even the Press, being human, may be sometimes mistaken or misinformed … . "— Charles Dickens
b : based on wrong or inaccurate information a misinformed view misinformed statements/claims Inadequate knowledge can contribute to misinformed attitudes about special education …— Carolyn Babione and Catherine Shea

Examples of misinformed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, fans were also upset that West brought out DaBaby, 29, who made misinformed comments about the LGBTQ community and HIV during a concert set last month. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 29 Aug. 2021 Until outside researchers can find out what’s really going on, the misinformation debate will remain misinformed. Gilad Edelman, Wired, 28 July 2021 The singer, 28, shared a message for the rapper on her Instagram, Wednesday, offering him resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community following his misinformed homophobic rant at last week's Rolling Loud 2021 festival in Miami. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Sculptures in both civilizations were also richly polychromatic; their colors washed away with time or scrubbed clean by misinformed restorers in later centuries. Steven Litt, cleveland, 23 July 2021 Rugged, misinformed individualism at the cost of public health? Star Tribune, 7 July 2021 Instead of singing and dancing to songs his label has given him (a misinformed stereotype often tacked onto K-pop), Wonho prefers to be a part of every single step of the music-making process. Devon Abelman, Allure, 12 June 2021 When Georgia enacted what is mostly commonsense voting reform, dozens of companies — including Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, and Apple — issued terribly misinformed statements against the legislation. Veronique De Rugy, National Review, 10 June 2021 Without this diligence, investors could make misinformed investment decisions. David Trainer, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of misinformed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Misinformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misinformed. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of misinformed

: not having accurate or completely accurate information about something
: based on information that is not accurate or not completely accurate

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