noun see misguided

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • misguidedness — noun The state or condition of being misguided …   Wiktionary

  • misguidedness — mis·guid·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • misguidedness — noun see misguided …   Useful english dictionary

  • misguided — adjective Date: 1500 led or prompted by wrong or inappropriate motives or ideals < well meaning but misguided do gooders > • misguidedly adverb • misguidedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misguided — misguidedly, adv. misguidedness, n. /mis guy did/, adj. misled; mistaken: Their naive actions were a misguided attempt to help the poor. [1480 90; MISGUIDE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • stupidity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Dullness of mind] Syn. stupor, stupefaction, apathy, slowness, inertia, heaviness, obtuseness, sluggishness, stolidity, feeble mindedness, folly, weakness, silliness, nonsense, absurdity, imbecility, imprudence, lunacy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • misguided — (adj.) erring in purpose or action, 1650s, pp. adjective from MISGUIDE (Cf. misguide) (v.). Earlier, ill behaved (late 15c.). Related: Misguidedly; misguidedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • misguided — adjective showing faulty judgement or reasoning. Derivatives misguidedly adverb misguidedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • misguide — [mis΄gīd′] vt. misguided, misguiding to guide wrongly; lead into error or misconduct; mislead misguidance n. misguidedly adv. misguidedness n …   English World dictionary

  • misguide — v.tr. 1 (as misguided adj.) mistaken in thought or action. 2 mislead, misdirect. Derivatives: misguidance n. misguidedly adv. misguidedness n …   Useful english dictionary

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