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misdirection

[ mis-di-rek-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛk ʃən /
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noun

a wrong or incorrect direction, guidance, or instruction.
Law. an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of misdirection

First recorded in 1760–70; mis-1 + direction

Words nearby misdirection

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