wrong·​head·​ed | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce wrongheaded (audio) \

Definition of wrongheaded

1 : stubborn in adherence to wrong opinion or principles wrongheaded in his opinions
2 : marked by perversity : contrary to sound judgment wrongheaded advice

Other Words from wrongheaded

wrongheadedly adverb
wrongheadedness noun

Examples of wrongheaded in a Sentence

a wrongheaded approach to dealing with the problem
Recent Examples on the Web Bizarre and wrongheaded statements are protected by the First Amendment just as cogent and thoughtful ones are. Ronald Sullivan, The Conversation, 9 May 2022 Overall, the city’s taking a wrongheaded approach to the issue, said Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, in a statement. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2021 That’s where Sandie emerges amid split-mirror reflections and several dance numbers and stage performances, carefully choreographed as in Wright’s Baby Driver but even more wrongheaded. Armond White, National Review, 29 Oct. 2021 Its main point was that Amazon was the beneficiary of a wrongheaded approach to the law by antitrust regulators in recent years. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 These restaurants and many others shatter the wrongheaded notion that Mexican food should be cheap. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2021 The problem is not just that most statues impart incomplete or wrongheaded history lessons. Nicole Hemmer, CNN, 30 June 2021 But at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2021 But that’s a wrongheaded framing for a real-world problem, said Jane Horvath, an analyst with the National Academy for State Health Policy, who spent a decade at Merck. Damian Garde, STAT, 15 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wrongheaded

1723, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wrongheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrongheaded. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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