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Definition of misplaced adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    misplaced

     adjective
    adjective
    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.
  2. 2(of love, trust, etc.) given to a person who does not deserve or return those feelings misplaced loyalty
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