giving the wrong idea or impression and making you believe something that is not true synonym deceptive misleading information/advertisements It would be seriously misleading to suggest that television has no effect on children. See related entries: DishonestExtra examples Some of the information on the website was dangerously misleading. Some of the information was dangerously misleading. The brochure was extremely misleading about the cost of the holiday. They face prosecution if they provide false or misleading information.