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misguided (adj.)

"erring in purpose or action," 1650s, past-participle adjective from misguide (v.). Earlier, "ill-behaved" (late 15c.). Related: Misguidedly; misguidedness.

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Definitions of misguided

misguided (adj.)
poorly conceived or thought out;
Synonyms: ill-conceived
misguided (adj.)
wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment;
well-meaning but misguided teachers
Synonyms: mistaken
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