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



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈpleɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈpleɪst//
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  1. 1not appropriate or correct in the situation misplaced confidence/optimism/fear He made a misplaced attempt at reconciliation. His optimism proved sadly misplaced.
  2. 2(of love, trust, etc.) given to a person who does not deserve or return those feelings misplaced loyalty
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