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Definition of "misguided" []

  • Based or acting on error; misled: well-intentioned but misguided efforts; misguided do-gooders. (adjective)
  • Foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour (adjective)

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Use "misguided" in a sentence
  • "Issa has said the program involves "picking winners and losers" in what he called a misguided attempt to manage the economy."
  • "But Shaun Donovan, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, largely blamed their failure on what he called a misguided attempt by the mortgage-finance giants to regain market share from Wall Street firms."
  • "He accused Republican leaders of subscribing to what he called a misguided notion that providing unemployment aid to people lowers their incentive to look hard for a job."