American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Based or acting on error; misled: well-intentioned but misguided efforts; misguided do-gooders.
- adj. ill-conceived or not thought through
- adj. misled or mistaken
- adj. lacking proper guidance
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of misguide.
- adj. wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment
- adj. poorly conceived or thought out
“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.”
“She said that these sanctions were not against the people of North Korea, who she said had suffered too long because of what she called the misguided priorities of their government.”
“He catalogued what he called the misguided policies of the U.S., whose leaders suffered from a post-Cold War "victor's complex.”
“Reuters – Acclaimed authors Alice Walker and Maxine Hong Kingston were among a group of 23 women arrested in front of the White House on Saturday as they protested against what they called a misguided march toward war, protest organizers said.”
“KING: ... describes him as the first leader of a Western major nation to suggest the suicide hijackers may have been motivated by what he described as the misguided policies of the rich and the powerful.”
“In a defiant, rambling speech in the capital, Tripoli, the army colonel who has ruled the North African nation for nearly 42 years appealed to supporters to take to the streets by the millions in order to cleanse Libya, home by home, village by village,'' of what he described as a misguided movement inspired by foreigners.”
“He acknowledges such funding represents a measly 0.00025 percent of the total, but is concerned about the growing cultural clout of what he characterizes as "misguided, parochial Luddism.”
“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.”
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