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tr.v. mis·led (-lĕd′), mis·lead·ing, mis·leads
1. To lead in the wrong direction.
2. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving. See Synonyms at deceive.

mis·lead′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
References in classic literature ?
There is another thing:--young men of the richer classes, who have not much to do, come about me of their own accord; they like to hear the pretenders examined, and they often imitate me, and proceed to examine others; there are plenty of persons, as they quickly discover, who think that they know something, but really know little or nothing; and then those who are examined by them instead of being angry with themselves are angry with me: This confounded Socrates, they say; this villainous misleader of youth
And it is not those who lead OUT OF danger that please you best, but those who lead you away from all paths, the misleaders.
Based on the Vice figure of old morality tales, Falstaff is variously described by Hal in jest as a "creature of bombast", a "devil" and an "abominable misleader of youth".
Biffo is not a leader, after the lies of this week he is a misleader.
Two days after Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933, Bonhoeffer was speaking on the radio and differentiated between a leader (Fuhrer) and a misleader (Verfuhrer).
To the Jews he is but a desecrator, a misleader and seducer, a traitor to all that is most precious and holy, a corrupter of the House of Israel, an incendiary of the Holy Temple.
In many ways a fine carrier that in recent years cut through much airline bad practice, 20 plus ASA complaints over the last four years does indicate that Ryanair is a serial misleader.
As "King Henry," Hal uses Falstaffian eloquence to exaggerate Falstaff's failings, calling Falstaff "bolting-hutch of beastliness," "villainous abominable misleader of youth," and "white-bearded Sathan" (4.