misguided

[ mis-gahy-did ]
/ mɪsˈgaɪ dɪd /

adjective

misled; mistaken: Their naive actions were a misguided attempt to help the poor.

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Origin of misguided

First recorded in 1480–90; misguide + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM misguided

mis·guid·ed·ly, adverbmis·guid·ed·ness, nounun·mis·guid·ed, adjectiveun·mis·guid·ed·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for misguided

misguided
/ (ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd) /

adjective

foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour

Derived forms of misguided

misguidedly, adverb
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