- misled; mistaken: Their naive actions were a misguided attempt to help the poor.
Origin of misguided
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Examples from the Web for misguidedly
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Certainly, though men, misguidedly, will attempt to make Wilhelm II.
- foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour
Word Origin and History for misguidedly
"erring in purpose or action," 1650s, past participle adjective from misguide (v.). Earlier, "ill-behaved" (late 15c.). Related: Misguidedly; misguidedness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper