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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  • They might be silly, wrongheaded, unhappy; but naturally evil—no.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • We can be wrongheaded and wronghearted, or the reverse, as we ourselves determine.


    Samuel Smiles

  • He is as positive and wrongheaded about this as he is about hunting.

    Bracebridge Hall

    Washington Irving

  • In the ante-room, in a bad light, hangs a characteristic likeness of poor, wrongheaded Barry.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury

  • In fact, it would seem to be allowed within philosophical circles that Mill's works are often wrongheaded and unphilosophical.