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Synonyms for mistaken
mɪˈsteɪ kən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misguided, mistaken(adj)

    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, mistaken(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wrong, erroneous, incorrect, misguided, false, flawed, confused, error, deceived, inaccurate

How to pronounce mistaken?

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How to say mistaken in sign language?

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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. Neal Katyal:

    The president would be mistaken to interpret today’s decision as a greenlight to continue his unwise and un-American policies, as the Supreme Court has repeatedly said, not everything that is constitutional is good policy. The travel ban is atrocious policy, and makes us less safe and undermines our American ideals.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    If Republicans think Betsy DeVos can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, Betsy DeVos’re sorely mistaken.

  3. Jonathan Thompson:

    Every jurisdiction is different, a very remote jurisdiction with very low crime, very low drug abuse, they probably need help for the Saturday rodeo. It just depends. Trying to apply a one-sized fits all approach is a mistaken undertaking.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In the course of lifetime, you will meet many people who will misconstrue your gentle manners with weakness, and try to either take advantage of you, or intimidate you. You must be strong, as strong as the Diamond, while dealing with such predatory people. You must show them by your words and actions that your gentleness is not weakness that can be pushed around. You must make them realize that your compassion, kindness and humility mustn't be mistaken as passive or meek behavior. In my view, week, timid and spineless are those predatory people, who lack strength and courage; while you are the one with true inner strength and tremendous courage - because it is the Gentleness that is indeed founded on strength and prompted by Love. Stay gentle, kind, compassionate and yet extremely strong - because you are the Diamond, and you must maintain your character.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    [Treat] unenlightened souls with sympathy and indulgence, remembering that they are ignorant or mistaken about what’s most important. Never be harsh, remember Plato’s dictum: ‘Every soul is deprived of the truth against its will.’

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