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misguided (comparative more misguided, superlative most misguided)

  1. ill-conceived or not thought through
    • 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, "London Is Special, but Not That Special," New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
      I believe in freedom of movement and view the current government’s restrictive attitude as both socially and economically misguided. Yet I fear that a special London policy will only exacerbate existing divisions.
  2. misled or mistaken
  3. lacking proper guidance
    A misguided child may use his personal power in mischievous ways
    • 2001, Starsailor, Poor Misguided Fool
      You're just a poor misguided fool
      Who thinks they know what I should do
      A line for me and a line for you
      I lose my right to a point of view.





  1. simple past tense and past participle of misguide