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misguided

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisguidedmis‧guid‧ed /mɪsˈɡaɪdɪd/ adjective  1 WRONG/INCORRECTintended to be helpful but in fact making a situation worse He described the government’s economic policy as misguided. a misguided attempt to bring her parents back together2 WRONG/INCORRECTa misguided idea or opinion is wrong because it is based on a wrong understanding of a situation His parents still clung to the misguided belief that his common sense would keep him out of serious trouble.see thesaurus at wrongmisguidedly adverb The company misguidedly thought that expansion was the best way to survive.
Examples from the Corpus
misguidedIf that was your misguided attempt to make an appealing, heart-rending entrance into my life, you've failed.It was another of his misguided attempts to save money.The taxes were introduced in the misguided belief that they would reduce foreign competition.Facing the truth about a misguided decision can cause senior managers to lose a good deal of sleep.The misguided enthusiasm spilt over into the most prestigious of journals.The incompetent or misguided general had been dismissed.The proposal is a misguided government effort to help the poor.These decision now seem misguided, if not downright wrong.Coleman was acting out of misguided jealousy.In an act of admirable but ultimately misguided loyalty, the national coach Andy Roxburgh stood by his dispirited keeper.I fear for the world and for that misguided man who crossed my path in such a bruising way yesterday and Friday.But deaths and injuries still occurred, and blame continued to be attached to ineffective, unfocused or misguided practice.
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