Definition of misguided adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misguided

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd//
 
 
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wrong because you have understood or judged a situation badly synonym inappropriate The new proposals are, in our opinion, totally misguided. She only did it in a misguided attempt to help.Extra examples He was thought to be a misguided idealist. In her misguided attempts to help, she only made the situation worse. The new proposals are totally misguided. Theirs is a grossly misguided philosophy.
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