misleading

[ mis-lee-ding ]
/ mɪsˈli dɪŋ /

adjective

deceptive; tending to mislead.

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Origin of misleading

First recorded in 1630–40; mislead + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM misleading

mis·lead·ing·ly, adverbmis·lead·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misleading

misleading
/ (mɪsˈliːdɪŋ) /

adjective

tending to confuse or mislead; deceptive

Derived forms of misleading

misleadingly, adverb
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