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Having or showing faulty judgement or reasoning:‘their misguided belief that they were defending the honour of their country’
erroneous, fallacious, unwarranted, unfounded, unsound, misplaced, misconceived, ill-advised, inadvisable, ill-considered, ill-judged, inappropriate, impolitic, unwise, injudicious, imprudent, rash, foolishmisinformed, misled, misdirected, labouring under a delusion, labouring under a misapprehension, wrong, mistaken, deluded, ill-advised, foolishView synonyms
- ‘However, the State authorities argue that the apprehensions are misplaced and misguided.’
- ‘Apartheid was a misguided and terrible attempt to stop the natural flow of human growth.’
- ‘However, it is at the same time both impractical and misguided.’
- ‘It was, he claimed, a misguided, low-budget attempt to offer children individual attention.’
- ‘It is a disease that has been aided by misguided attempts to cure it.’
- ‘Even the president described calls to amend the constitution as misguided.’
- ‘What if everything that I learnt from my guides was just the delusions of a misguided egotistical fool?’
- ‘It's ninety percent uneducated guesswork and ten percent misguided sincerity.’
- ‘I believe as passionately as I can that this view is blinkered and wrongheaded and inane and misguided.’
- ‘I know it must be some accident of history, or some poor, misguided attempt to contain Soviet aggression.’
- ‘His misguided policies would have impeded the spread of freedom in Central America.’
- ‘This often leads to the misguided belief that entry into the land of opportunity was simply a licence to print money.’
- ‘In recent years her record company has tried a variety of updates and makeovers in a misguided attempt to broaden her appeal.’
- ‘Whether the policy yardstick is efficiency or equity, this is a misguided approach.’
- ‘This is ostensibly aimed at breaking up gangs, but is gravely misguided.’
- ‘Some people will no doubt get into blogging in the misguided belief they'll be able to change the world with it.’
- ‘Contrary to some misguided beliefs, kicking drugs may be the key to unleashing the true rock and roll spirit.’
- ‘It is another reason why the proposal must be defeated as misguided and dangerous.’
- ‘The naivety, hateful ignorance and misguided arguments of his article were appalling to say the least.’
- ‘This is done in a misguided belief that women on welfare just need to work their way out of poverty.’
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