adjective Date: 1723 1. stubborn in adherence to wrong opinion or principles <
wrongheaded in his opinions
2. marked by perversity ; contrary to sound judgment <
wrongheaded advice
wrongheadedly adverbwrongheadedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wrongheaded — Wrong head ed, a. Wrong in opinion or principle; having a perverse understanding; perverse. {Wrong head ed*ly}, adv. {Wrong head ed*ness}, n. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrongheaded — index perverse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wrongheaded — [rôŋhed′id] adj. stubborn in adhering to wrong opinions, ideas, etc.; perverse wrongheadedly adv. wrongheadedness n …   English World dictionary

  • wrongheaded — adjective obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion a wrongheaded policy • Similar to: ↑wrong …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrongheaded — wrongheadedly, adv. wrongheadedness, n. /rawng hed id, rong /, adj. wrong in judgment or opinion; misguided and stubborn; perverse. Also, wrong headed. [1725 35; WRONG + HEADED] * * * …   Universalium

  • wrongheaded — adjective having an obstinately perverse opinion or judgement …   Wiktionary

  • wrongheaded — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, asinine, balky, beef brained, beef witted, blockish, bovine, bullheaded, cantankerous, chumpish, cloddish, contrary, cowish, crass, cross grained, dense, difficult, doltish, dullard, dumb, duncical, duncish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wrongheaded — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. misguided, stubborn, obstinate. See obstinacy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stubborn, biased, perverse, narrow; see obstinate , prejudiced …   English dictionary for students

  • wrongheaded — wrong|head|ed [ˌrɔŋˈhedıd US ˌro:ŋ ] adj used to describe an idea, plan, or belief that someone has, that is based on wrong ideas that they are not willing to change >wrongheadedly adv >wrongheadedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrongheaded — adj. perverse; stubborn; stubbornly defending wrong principles …   English contemporary dictionary

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