Misconceived
Misconceive Mis`con*ceive", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconceiving}.] To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. [1913 Webster]

Those things which, for want of due consideration heretofore, they have misconceived. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To misapprehend; misunderstand; mistake. [1913 Webster]


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  • misconceived — [[t]mɪ̱skənsi͟ːvd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a plan or method as misconceived, you mean it is not the right one for dealing with a particular problem or situation. The teachers say the tests for 14 year olds are misconceived. ...Lawrence s… …   English dictionary

  • misconceived — adjective 1 a misconceived plan will not succeed because it is stupid or has not been carefully thought about 2 a misconceived idea is based on a wrong understanding of something: a misconceived notion of what acting really involves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • misconceived — Those born out of the failure to understand the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and prophylactics. Also misconception. Clive and Diane were misconceived because their parents thought they were being careful …   Dictionary of american slang

  • misconceived — UK [ˌmɪskənˈsiːvd] / US [ˌmɪskənˈsɪvd] adjective formal not based on good reasons or correct understanding The new law was the most misconceived piece of legislation ever …   English dictionary

  • misconceived — adj. misunderstood; comprehended incorrectlyv. conceive incorrectly; misunderstand; misjudge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Misconceive — Mis con*ceive , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconceiving}.] To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. [1913 Webster] Those things… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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