- misled; mistaken: Their naive actions were a misguided attempt to help the poor.
Origin of misguided
- to guide wrongly; misdirect.
Origin of misguide
Examples from the Web for misguided
Perhaps that presumption was misguided, but more on that later.Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?
December 29, 2014
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.The Insane Swedish Plan to Rate Games for Sexism
November 20, 2014
It was the scene that launched a thousand HBO subscriptions—and one misguided, mammary-centric New Yorker think piece.Alexandra Daddario on 'True Detective's' Misogyny Claims and Her Hollywood Ascent
September 5, 2014
First there are those who became agnostics, and who think Christians are misguided at best.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Taking this approach is not only misguided, but a serious strategic gamble for the pro-choice community.The New Battle Over Reproductive Rights
July 18, 2014
"I have not yet learned what right you have to inquire," replied the misguided maiden.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"Went to bed so bally sober I couldn't sleep," replied the misguided youth.Viviette
William J. Locke
And indeed it seemed as if they must have been misguided in some providential manner.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Misguided by the fever of passion, I forgot my sacred obligations to Leonor.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
Yet associated with a certain degree of judgment.ministering to its misguided will.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
- foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour
- (tr) to guide or direct wrongly or badly
Word Origin and History for misguided
"erring in purpose or action," 1650s, past participle adjective from misguide (v.). Earlier, "ill-behaved" (late 15c.). Related: Misguidedly; misguidedness.