misleading

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mislead +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -iːdɪŋ

Adjective[edit]

misleading (comparative more misleading, superlative most misleading)

  1. Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression, even if technically true.
    • 1926, A[rthur] [S]tanley Eddington, “Survey of the Problem”, in The Internal Constitution of the Stars, page 1:
      The problem does not appear so hopeless when misleading metaphor is discarded.

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Verb[edit]

misleading

  1. present participle and gerund of mislead

Noun[edit]

misleading (plural misleadings)

  1. A deception that misleads.
    • 2012, Jennifer Mather Saul, Lying, Misleading, and What is Said, page 70:
      According to this tradition, acts of deception that are mere misleadings are morally better than acts of deception that are lies.

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