wrong-headedness


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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.
Translations

wrong-headedness

[ˈrɒŋˈhedɪdnɪs] Nobcecación f

wrong-headedness

nVerbohrtheit f
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They were--she saw it clearly--Journalism; her father, with all his defects and wrong-headedness, had been Literature, and had he lived, he would have persuaded his daughter rightly.
that would account for the utter inanity and wrong-headedness of the thing.
Mike Martin's extraordinary book [An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict], based on interviews with 250 people, almost all of them Helmandis, lays out the wrong-headedness of the mainstream Western characterisation of the situation in Helmand from 2006 to the present day as a 'Taliban insurgency' against a 'legitimate government', which the British were helping stand up after a long, tyrannical deviation from civilised norms.
The simplest answer is that, despite its wrong-headedness, the issue remains "red meat" for the Republican faithful.
It added: "The incident illustrates the wrong-headedness of the Obama administration's warming relations with the Castro regime.
True to his critical side, Slee identifies and reveals what he sees as wrong-headedness in language, thought, logic, policy, practice, and research.
The wrong-headedness idling between his legs can't wait to slow dance with your sister.
I cannot accept that NHS doctors and psychiatrists have allowed these events to pass without making clear the obvious wrong-headedness of such a policy.
But it is not the impracticality but rather the wrong-headedness of this (and similar) pronouncements that I wish to explore.
Susser describes a model of resilience amidst socioeconomic deprivation, gender discrimination and the wrong-headedness of HIV denialism and anti-scientism.
Emma, always talking her self into fantasies anyway, proves an ideal clueless narrator whose recurring motif, "I Made the Match Myself," reveals her utter wrong-headedness in every stratagem.
Both are passionate in their beliefs and show anger at the wrong-headedness of political foes.