Definition of misinformation in English:

misinformation

noun

  • [mass noun] False or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive:

    ‘nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation’
    • ‘You find that most of their information and propaganda is based on misinformation.’
    • ‘It was so interesting it deserves to have its misinformation corrected.’
    • ‘To spread misinformation and make derogatory and intolerant remarks about any group is unacceptable.’
    • ‘What a pity you have allowed yourself to be used by Liberal Democrat mischief-makers to publish misinformation.’
    • ‘Ironically this mine of medical misinformation about sexuality was intended to exalt the state of matrimony.’
    • ‘How could it have avoided becoming just another part of the whole elaborate web of half-truths, misinformation and spin?’
    • ‘He said misinformation, as well as lack of information are problems to consider.’
    • ‘In addition, letters of apology were sent to Josephine by some of those who had given misinformation about her.’
    • ‘Sometimes misinformation, exaggerated fictions and relics of wartime propaganda are reported in the media.’
    • ‘What we do not need is the selective, or careless, transmission of misinformation or disinformation.’
    • ‘And it can be a way of spreading misinformation or distorted information quickly.’
    • ‘But, sadly, this is a subject that has become buried under a mountain of misinformation and propaganda.’
    • ‘They don't want to give people news or information-they give them misinformation.’
    • ‘This makes finding information quicker and easier, but also allows replication of misinformation.’
    • ‘There had even been worries that it could have been deliberate misinformation.’
    • ‘And they came out with a whole host of false pricing comparisons and we are fighting back against that misinformation.’
    • ‘No one is going to get a better self-image if the information they receive is in reality misinformation.’
    • ‘Learn to identify and refute official misinformation when you see it.’
    • ‘Given the importance of public opinion, let us counter misinformation with a modicum of information.’
    • ‘After all, what's to prevent vandals from deleting information or adding misinformation?’
    disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception
    lie, fib, false rumour, gossip, red herring, false trail
    kidology
    bum steer
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Pronunciation:

misinformation

/ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/