Definition of misleading in English:

misleading

adjective

  • Giving the wrong idea or impression.

    ‘your article contains a number of misleading statements’
    • ‘So it was covered up by a deliberately misleading statement.’
    • ‘I give this commitment: I will never use misleading headlines in this way.’
    • ‘They are, however, wrong in assuming that our paper gives a misleading message.’
    • ‘Her gut told her everything was wrong, even the kind introductions just a misleading start.’
    • ‘There are a number of misleading and just plain wrong stereotypes floating around about jazz.’
    • ‘Signs of character during this period can thus be very misleading.’
    • ‘They were excellent, though the description gives a misleading impression of oriental flavours.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, that translation, while perhaps the best available, is somewhat misleading.’
    • ‘To ask whether there are any human, or natural rights is to pose a potentially misleading question.’
    • ‘You'd get a falling average price, but it would be very misleading.’
    • ‘The law lets any citizen sue over allegedly false or misleading statements by a business.’
    • ‘It is an offence to make a false or misleading statement about a property.’
    • ‘I am satisfied that that was a highly misleading statement.’
    • ‘Day after day he sees vindictive, false and misleading media stories.’
    • ‘They also provide grossly misleading information on animal research.’
    • ‘However, this impression of inevitability, I think, is quite misleading.’
    • ‘Plus, it makes one very misleading statement at the start.’
    • ‘I have to say that I think the name of this film is somewhat misleading.’
    • ‘Well, it may arise independently but we are now talking about what you said was false and misleading statement.’
    • ‘Watch any car ad on TV and you'll see propaganda that's deliberately misleading.’
    deceptive, confusing, deceiving, equivocal, ambiguous, fallacious, specious, spurious, false, mock, pseudo, illusory, delusive, evasive
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Pronunciation

misleading

/mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/