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Synonyms for misguided
mɪsˈgaɪ dɪdmis·guid·ed

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  1. misguidedadjective

    erring, straying, stray, confused, errant, off, course

  2. misguidedadjective

    ill-conceived or not thought through

    confused, off, straying, errant, course, erring, stray

  3. misguidedadjective

    misled or mistaken

    straying, erring, stray, course, errant, off, confused

  4. misguidedadjective

    lacking proper guidance

    A misguided child may use his personal power in mischievous ways

    course, straying, off, confused, errant, stray, erring

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-conceived, misguidedadjective

    poorly conceived or thought out

    "an ill-conceived plan to take over the company"

    ill-conceived, mistaken

    right, wise

  2. misguided, mistakenadjective

    wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment

    "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"

    ill-conceived, false, mistaken

    wise, right

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How to use misguided in a sentence?

  1. Chet Thompson:

    We hope to be able to convince the president to change tack ... He is being misinformed, he is being misguided by some of his closest advisers.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Killoy:

    What it does not do, and cannot do, is force us to adopt misguided principles created by groups who do not own guns, know nothing about our business, and frankly would rather see us out of business.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration is a matter of national security. That's why I fought so hard to defeat President Obama and the Republican establishment's Gang of 8 amnesty plan, their misguided plan would have given Obama the authority to admit Syrian refugees, including ISIS terrorists. That's just wrong.

  4. Sean Penn:

    Only the U.S. constitution could sideline his presidency... As the administration that followed squandered the surplus with misguided wars, the devastation we face today would have been tempered today if he (Clinton) had continued as our commander in chief.

  5. Suniya Luthar:

    It's not easy. It's perplexing. It's bewildering, this business of being a 'good enough' parent, and to think that just because we are highly-educated or well-read, we have the right answers, that we know the best thing to do and can follow through in doing it, is so very misguided.

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