mistaken

[ mi-stey-kuhn ]
/ mɪˈsteɪ kən /

adjective

wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
erroneous; incorrect; wrong: a mistaken answer.
having made a mistake; being in error.

Origin of mistaken

1590–1600; past participle of mistake; see -en3
SYNONYMS FOR mistaken
1 inaccurate, misconceived.
Related formsmis·tak·en·ly, adverbmis·tak·en·ness, nounun·mis·tak·en, adjective
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mistaken

/ (mɪˈsteɪkən) /

adjective

(usually predicative) wrong in opinion, judgment, etcshe is mistaken
arising from error in judgment, opinion, etca mistaken viewpoint
Derived Formsmistakenly, adverbmistakenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistakenly

mistaken


adj.

c.1600, "under misapprehension," past participle adjective from mistake (v.). Related: Mistakenly. Mistaken identity attested from 1865.

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