from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to mislead; deceptive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression.
  • v. Present participle of mislead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Leading astray; delusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to lead astray; deceptive: as, a misleading theory.

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

  • adj. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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