wrongheaded

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wrong +‎ headed

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wrongheaded (comparative more wrongheaded, superlative most wrongheaded)

  1. Having an obstinately (persistently, stubbornly) perverse/erroneous opinion or judgement.
    He's not just wrong, but wrongheaded, about raising the kids.
    • 1840, Colburn's New Monthly Magazine and Humorist (volume 60, page 492)
      Reputation—a mere barren reputation, that brings nothing with it, save a post obit bond on posterity—has lost its ancient value: and the panters after posthumous reputation are now closely confined to a few wrongheaded enthusiasts, []

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