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Synonyms for mistaken
mɪˈsteɪ kənmis·tak·en

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. mistaken

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. misguided, mistakenadjective

    wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment

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

    Synonyms:
    ill-conceived, false, misguided

    Antonyms:
    correct, right

  2. false, mistakenadjective

    arising from error

    "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fake, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, false, assumed, faux, misguided, fictitious, sham, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    correct, right

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#899error
#1673wrong
#2028wild
#2392false
#4775stupid
#5373assumed
#6134fake
#6878confused
#7081incorrect
#11083simulated
#12027sour
#12604ridiculous
#13465faux
#14685inaccurate
#15666mistaken
#16024unreasonable
#16072foolish
#16818absurd
#17335flawed
#17637imitation
#18910erroneous
#20014sham
#22275irrational
#27219fictitious
#27327anomalous
#27380misguided
#29022deceived
#30218untrue
#30875monstrous
#33694pretended
#35057senseless
#35236ludicrous
#43014inconclusive
#43073paradoxical
#48752nonsensical
#51009preposterous
#83110infatuated
#121604fictive
#203636delusive
#210635chimerical

How to use mistaken in a sentence?

  1. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.

  2. Lewis Lapham:

    Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.

  3. Douglas William Jerrold:

    He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.

  4. Mahmoud Abu Kaf:

    If it is true that it was a mistaken identity, why did they come to arrest the boy? Why haven't security arrested the right defendant then?

  5. Danny Ayalon:

    If anyone thinks they can influence the Israeli electorate from overseas, they are sorely mistaken.


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