misleading

  • 1 misleading — UK US /mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/ adjective ► causing someone to believe something that is not true: »The instructions were confusing and even misleading in some cases. misleading advertisements/advertising/adverts »The credit company has been criticized by the …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 misleading — misleading, deceptive, delusive, delusory all mean having an appearance or character that leads one astray or into error. Misleading is the general term applicable to something which, intentionally or otherwise, leads one away from the right… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 misleading — adj: possessing the capacity or tendency to create a mistaken understanding or impression compare deceptive, fraudulent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Misleading — Mis*lead ing, a. Leading astray; delusive. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 misleading — (adj.) 1630s, prp. adjective from MISLEAD (Cf. mislead) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 misleading — [adj] deceptive, confusing ambiguous, beguiling, bewildering, casuistical, catchy, confounding, deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, demagogic, disingenuous, distracting, evasive, fallacious, false, inaccurate, perplexing, puzzling …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 misleading — 01. Their advertising is somewhat [misleading] because they suggest that they will pay the taxes, but actually, the price is so high that it includes the cost of the tax anyway. 02. The politician [misled] the public into thinking he would reduce …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 8 misleading — adj. 1) grossly misleading 2) misleading to + inf. (it is misleading to cite only certain sources) * * * [mɪs liːdɪŋ] grossly misleading misleading to + inf. (it is misleading to cite only certain sources) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 misleading — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ grossly, highly, positively …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 misleading — mis|lead|ing [mısˈli:dıŋ] adj likely to make someone believe something that is not true ▪ The article was misleading, and the newspaper has apologized. seriously/highly/grossly etc misleading ▪ These figures are highly misleading.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 misleading — [[t]mɪ̱sli͟ːdɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If you describe something as misleading, you mean that it gives you a wrong idea or impression. It would be misleading to say that we were friends... The article contains several… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 misleading — mis|lead|ing [ mıs lidıŋ ] adjective * intended or likely to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true: Several aides made misleading statements to the committee. Statistics, as we know, can be very misleading. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 misleading */ — UK [mɪsˈliːdɪŋ] / US [mɪsˈlɪdɪŋ] adjective intended or likely to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true Several aides made misleading statements to the committee. Statistics, as we know, can be very misleading. Derived word …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Misleading — Mislead Mis*lead (m[i^]s*l[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misled} (m[i^]s*l[e^]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Misleading}.] [AS. misl[=ae]dan. See {Mis }, and {Lead} to conduct.] To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 misleading — adjective likely to make someone believe something that is not true: The article was misleading, and the newspaper has apologized. misleadingly adverb: You imply, misleadingly, that you knew nothing about it , accused the prosecutor …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 misleading — adjective a leaflet full of misleading statements Syn: deceptive, confusing, deceiving, equivocal, ambiguous, fallacious, specious, spurious, false …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 misleading — [mɪsˈliːdɪŋ] adj intended or likely to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true He had made misleading statements to the committee.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 misleading — Delusive; calculated to lead astray or to lead into error. A Judge s instructions which are of such a nature as to be misunderstood by the jury, or to give them a wrong impression, are said to be misleading. See also deception deceit… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 misleading — Delusive; calculated to lead astray or to lead into error. A Judge s instructions which are of such a nature as to be misunderstood by the jury, or to give them a wrong impression, are said to be misleading. See also deception deceit… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 misleading — Leading into error. Deceiving. As used in a statute forbidding corporations from taking a name so clearly resembling that of an existing corporation as to be misleading, the word is not synonymous with confusing, but it means calculated to lead… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary