mistaken

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mistaken

  1. past participle of mistake
    I'm frequently mistaken for my brother.

Adjective[edit]

mistaken (comparative more mistaken, superlative most mistaken)

  1. Erroneous.
    This is a clear case of mistaken identity.
  2. (with a copula verb, often with about) Having an incorrect belief.
    I think you must be mistaken.
    He admitted he was mistaken about the budget numbers.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase if I'm not mistaken (and variations) is used to indicate that one is uncertain about something one has said.
  • Nouns to which mistaken is often applied: identity, belief, notion, view, assumption, impression, idea, thinking, identification, diagnosis, interpretation, person, opinion, conclusion, judgment, conception, perception, theory, reading, concept.

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