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or wrong-headed

[rawng-hed-id, rong-] /ˈrɔŋˈhɛd ɪd, ˈrɒŋ-/
wrong in judgment or opinion; misguided and stubborn; perverse.
Origin of wrongheaded
First recorded in 1725-35; wrong + headed
Related forms
wrongheadedly, adverb
wrongheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They might be silly, wrongheaded, unhappy; but naturally evil—no.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • We can be wrongheaded and wronghearted, or the reverse, as we ourselves determine.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • He is as positive and wrongheaded about this as he is about hunting.

    Bracebridge Hall

    Washington Irving
  • In the ante-room, in a bad light, hangs a characteristic likeness of poor, wrongheaded Barry.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • In fact, it would seem to be allowed within philosophical circles that Mill's works are often wrongheaded and unphilosophical.

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