Definition of misguided in English:



  • Having or showing faulty judgment or reasoning.

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