English version

misleading

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisleadingmis‧lead‧ing /mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 WRONG/INCORRECTlikely to make someone believe something that is not true 🔊 The article was misleading, and the newspaper has apologized.seriously/highly/grossly etc misleading 🔊 These figures are highly misleading.see thesaurus at wrongmisleadingly adverb 🔊 The diagrams are misleadingly simple.
Examples from the Corpus
misleadingThe distinction, however, is misleading.The Advertising Review Board says the adverts are deliberately misleading.He brought undue pressure to bear on his parents by giving them an entirely misleading account of the documents.The advertisements were deliberately misleading and false.The article was deliberately misleading, and the newspaper has apologized.The holiday brochure is deliberately misleading, because the hotels it shows are not the ones you actually stay in.Agents often gave a false or misleading description of the houses they were selling.The most misleading figures are those on unemployment.These statistics give a misleading impression of what is happening to the economy.Editor's Note: The report was misleading in suggesting Mr Bacon's remarks were made at the inquiry.In court Robbins made misleading statements about his involvement.misleading statisticsIt would be misleading to say that the recession will soon be over.Whilst we stress the artificial nature of most time-cues, it would be misleading to suggest that natural light is without effect.Your diagram is a little misleading, Watson.seriously/highly/grossly etc misleadingThis may, however, be seriously misleading.To present Methodism as essentially an urban phenomenon is seriously misleading.It is nevertheless a false equation, and at times a seriously misleading one.As with the highly misleading phrase Stavrogin's Confession, critics and commentators behave as if they had got into a huddle.
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