mis·​learn ˌmis-ˈlərn How to pronounce mislearn (audio)
mislearned; mislearning

transitive + intransitive

: to learn incorrectly : to acquire incorrect knowledge
… students with high abilities in math are more likely to forget or mislearn science and mathematics content when they review it more than two or three times.Susan K. Johnsen and James Kendrick
We learn and mislearn from experience.David Brooks

Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mislearn was in 1648

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“Mislearn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislearn. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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