wrong-headed


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wrong-head·ed

(rông′hĕd′ĭd, rŏng′-)
adj.
Mistaken or misguided, often stubbornly so: a wrong-headed approach to the problem; a well-meaning but wrong-headed reformer.

wrong′-head′ed·ly adv.
wrong′-head′ed·ness n.

wrong-headed

adj
1. constantly wrong in judgment
2. foolishly stubborn; obstinate
ˌwrong-ˈheadedly adv
ˌwrong-ˈheadedness n
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wrong-headed

adjective
1. mistaken, wrong, false, incorrect, faulty, misguided, erroneous, off target, unsound, in error, fallacious I realise now that my thinking was wrong-headed and immature.
2. obstinate, dogged, contrary, stubborn, perverse, inflexible, wilful, intransigent, obdurate, self-willed, refractory, pig-headed, bull-headed, mulish, cross-grained, froward (archaic) The Government persists in its blind, wrong-headed approach to prisons and crime.
Translations

wrong-headed

[ˈrɒŋˈhedɪd] ADJ [ideas, opinions, policies] → desatinado, desacertado; [person] → obcecado

wrong-headed

adjquerköpfig, verbohrt (→ about sth in etw acc or dat)

wrong-headed

[ˌrɒŋˈhɛdɪd] adj (stubborn) → ostinato/a; (mistaken) → sbagliato/a
References in classic literature ?
You are good and clever," she said to me towards the finish, "and my one regret is that you are also so wrong-headed.
Poor, wayward-hearted Collins leaned his head upon their crazy tables; priggish Benjamin Franklin; Savage, the wrong-headed, much troubled when he could afford any softer bed than a doorstep; young Bloomfield, "Bobby" Burns, Hogarth, Watts the engineer--the roll is endless.
I have already said that I do not believe that the Duchess would encourage so monstrous an action, but the lad had the most wrong-headed opinions, and it is possible that he may have fled to her, aided and abetted by this German.
There was something a little unseemly in thus opposing the tradition of her family; something that made her feel wrong-headed, and thus more than ever disposed to shut her desires away from view and cherish them with extraordinary fondness.
My only companions had been unamiable children, and ignorant, wrong-headed girls; from whose fatiguing folly, unbroken solitude was often a relief most earnestly desired and dearly prized.
His father, "a well-meaning, ill-doing, wrong-headed man," was of a good family, and heir to a baronetcy.
She struck me at first sight as the most inconsiderate wrong-headed girl that I ever .
You only want to have your heads set straight, to take the right side; so bear in mind that majorities, especially respectable ones, are nine times out of ten in the wrong; and that if you see a man or boy striving earnestly on the weak side, however wrong-headed or blundering he may be, you are not to go and join the cry against him.
There's no reason she should die or live miserably because you are wrong-headed.
He argued with himself about all things under heaven with that kind of wrong-headed lucidity which may be observed in some lunatics.
And as she had a practical mind her judgment of men and things, though based on special prejudices, was seldom totally wrong, and almost never wrong-headed.
Wildernesses of corner houses, with barbarous old porticoes and appurtenances; horrors that came into existence under some wrong-headed person in some wrong-headed time, still demanding the blind admiration of all ensuing generations and determined to do so until they tumbled down; frowned upon the twilight.