Definitions

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  • n. One who leads into error.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who leads into error.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who misleads or draws (another) into error.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who leads astray (often deliberately)

Etymologies

mis- +‎ leader (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Well, coalition including Methodists, Evangelical Lutheran, the NAACP, the National Council of Churches and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, launched an ad campaign today slamming President Bush as a, quote, "misleader," end quote and calling on Congress for an independent investigation of the president's claims about Iraq before the war.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2003

  • Unfortunately, the narcissistic, obtuse, obfuscating, misleader and demagogue of the free world has neither!

    In Eugene, Palin says she eats granola too

  • That is making excuses that sound like accepting responsibility but in reality pin the responsibility on someone else - on the misleader, on the collector of intelligence, on anyone besides herself.

    Edwards to Clinton: Explain Your Vote on Iraq

  • (True to form, longtime NewsBusters misleader Warner Todd Huston seized upon Perry's long-ago Democratic affiliations to insist that "Perry is not a conservative" -- apparently missing that Perry's column is called "Right Angles" and is carried at a right-wing website, where he has repeatedly praised the likes of Sarah Palin.)

    Terry Krepel: Our Newsmax Problem

  • I can forgive the misled, but not the misleader, the deceived, but not the deceiver.

    How do you like having your intelligence insulted by Scott McClellan?

  • It's the twisted imitator of God, the demonic spirit, the misleader ... that crafts a War Jesus.

    Stan Goff: Who and Whose (Open Letter to Troops)

  • The latter, after placing it en evidence upon an eminence in ball dress with back and bosom bared to the gaze of society, a bundle of charms exposed to every possible seduction, allows it to take its own way, and if it be misled, he kills or tries to kill the misleader.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Seeger said he left the Communist Party around 1950 and apologized years ago for not recognizing that Josef Stalin was a "very cruel misleader."

    The Big Joe Blues

  • After all, the misleader-in-chief somehow manages to turn every question regarding his veracity, credibility, competence, and judgment into a matter of his sincerity.

    Bush's Mayday News Conference

  • In the courageous words of your fearless misleader … … Bring it on!

    Think Progress » Fox News Pushing “Criminalization of Politics” Talking Point

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