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Synonyms for mistaken
mɪˈsteɪ kənmis·tak·en

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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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#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. Tom Carper:

    My gut tells me that they believe that Kerri Evelyn Harris is the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and they believe that I'm somehow Tom Carper, they think that New York City is New York City. And I think they're mistaken on all three counts.

  2. Daniel Lebaron:

    Wethought it might have been mistaken identity, now weve had quite a bit of evidence that once the attack began, they continued it, knowing that there were women and children in the vehicles. So, as far as why it happened were not sure yet.

  3. President Biden:

    I talked about the proposition that certain critical infrastructure should be off limits to attack — period — by cyber or any other means. I gave them a list, if I’m not mistaken — I don't have it in front of me — 16 specific entities; 16 defined as critical infrastructure under U.S. policy, from the energy sector to our water systems.

  4. Michael Lynton:

    In this instance the president, the press and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

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

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