or wrong-head·ed

[rawng-hed-id, rong-]


wrong in judgment or opinion; misguided and stubborn; perverse.

Origin of wrongheaded

First recorded in 1725–35; wrong + headed
Related formswrong·head·ed·ly, adverbwrong·head·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wrong-headed

Contemporary Examples of wrong-headed

Historical Examples of wrong-headed

  • It seemed to him to be wrong-headed and absurd, and he began to lose patience with her.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • He was meddlesome, wrong-headed, unreasonable, and bold with it all.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • When I determine, I allow of no obstacles, not even of wrong-headed girls.

  • He was unquestionably a man of genius, but wrong-headed from very childhood.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • "That is unquestionably the most wrong-headed girl I know," said Mr. Read, to his daughter.


    Marion Harland

British Dictionary definitions for wrong-headed



constantly wrong in judgment
foolishly stubborn; obstinate
Derived Formswrong-headedly, adverbwrong-headedness, noun
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