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mistaken

[ mi-stey-kuhn ]
/ mɪˈsteɪ kən /
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adjective
wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
erroneous; incorrect; wrong: a mistaken answer.
having made a mistake; being in error.

OTHER WORDS FOR mistaken

1 inaccurate, misconceived.
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Origin of mistaken

First recorded in 1590–1600; past participle of mistake; see -en3

OTHER WORDS FROM mistaken

mis·tak·en·ly, adverbmis·tak·en·ness, nounun·mis·tak·en, adjective
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How to use mistaken in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mistaken

mistaken
/ (mɪˈsteɪkən) /

adjective
(usually predicative) wrong in opinion, judgment, etcshe is mistaken
arising from error in judgment, opinion, etca mistaken viewpoint

Derived forms of mistaken

mistakenly, adverbmistakenness, noun
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