Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or due to perversity of the judgment; obstinately opinionated; misguided; stubborn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Wrong in opinion or principle; having a perverse understanding; perverse.
- adj. obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion
- wrong + headed (Wiktionary)
“Environmental advocates welcomed the administration's reversal of what they called a wrongheaded move earlier in the year.”
“An article explaining why certain wrongheaded conservatives are even more wrongheaded than President Bush.”
“What I’ve come to see as particularly wrongheaded is the notion that a spokesman, while on the job, speaks for himself.”
“In the case of Heidegger, in particular, the paramount position of technology in modern society is a symptom of something more fundamental, namely a wrongheaded attitude towards Being which has been in the making for almost 25 centuries.”
“But afterward, he called the idea wrongheaded, praising the college's performance.”
“Glover describes last week's EHRC report as "wrongheaded" in its ideas of fairness.”
“Since when is punishing someone for willfully and maliciously damaging another person's property "wrongheaded"?”
“That kind of wrongheaded libel makes me wonder if critics actually watched the film or if they just glanced at the trailer and press materials.”
“Paterson says the new tax is fairer, but Mayor Bloomberg told the Post it's "wrongheaded," and added in a statement: "The idea that the state can spare the suburbs while sacking the City is terrible economics, grossly unfair and contrary to every principle of good regional development.”
“What responsibility - what options - do generals have when they believe civilian leaders, the president, the vice president, and the secretary of Defense, are bent on a 'wrongheaded' war?”
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