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mis·guid·ed

 (mĭs-gī′dĭd)
adj.
Based or acting on error; misled: well-intentioned but misguided efforts.

mis·guid′ed·ly adv.
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misguided

(ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd)
adj
foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour
ˌmisˈguidedly adv
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mis•guid•ed

(mɪsˈgaɪ dɪd)

adj.
misled; mistaken: a misguided attempt to help.
[1650–60]
mis•guid′ed•ly, adv.
mis•guid′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misguided - poorly conceived or thought outmisguided - poorly conceived or thought out; "an ill-conceived plan to take over the company"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.misguided - wrong in e.g. opinion or judgmentmisguided - wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment; "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"
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misguided

adjective unwise, mistaken, foolish, misled, misplaced, deluded, ill-advised, imprudent, injudicious, labouring under a delusion or misapprehension He is misguided in expecting honesty from her.
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Translations
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misguided

[ˌmɪsˈgaɪdɪd] ADJ [attempt] → torpe; [belief, view] → equivocado; [person] → descaminado, desacertado; [actions] → desacertado, equivocado
a misguided sense of loyaltyun sentido desacertado or equivocado de la lealtad
in the misguided belief thatcreyendo, equivocadamente or erróneamente, que ...
he was misguided enough to believe he could get away with itera tan insensato como para creer que podría salirse con la suya
poor misguided fool!¡pobre infeliz!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

misguided

[ˌmɪsˈgaɪdɪd] adj
[person] → fourvoyé(e)
to be misguided in doing sth → se fourvoyer en faisant qch
[attempt] → malheureux/euse
[plan, opinion] → erroné(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

misguided

adjtöricht; decision also, opinionsirrig; (= misplaced) kindness, enthusiasm, solicitudeunangebracht, fehl am Platz; to be misguided in somethingmit etw falschliegen; I think it was misguided of you or you were misguided to accept his proposalmeiner Ansicht nach waren Sie schlecht beraten, seinen Vorschlag anzunehmen
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misguided

[ˌmɪsˈgaɪdɪd] adj (person) → malaccorto/a; (conduct, belief) → poco assennato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

misguided

a. mal aconsejado-a, mal dirigido-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
"Yer poor misguided chil' is gone now, Mary, an' let us hope it's fer deh bes'.
It was not necessary to knock his friend on the head with the misguided packet.
"The doctor tells me," my poor misguided relative went on, "that I am not so well to-day.
Had no important step been taken by the leaders of the Revolution for which a precedent could not be discovered, no government established of which an exact model did not present itself, the people of the United States might, at this moment have been numbered among the melancholy victims of misguided councils, must at best have been laboring under the weight of some of those forms which have crushed the liberties of the rest of mankind.
Poor, misguided von Horn has died for it, and left his head to wither beneath the rafters of a Dyak long-house!
She believed him to be heartless, selfish, and misguided, but she knew that he was not the loud, coarse, sensual, and ignorant brawler most of her mother's gossips supposed him to be.
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.
my unfortunate husband was so hopelessly misguided, so pitiably wrong!
Feeling very diplomatic, she lamented the fate of Speyer, and declared that never, never should she be so misguided as to visit it, and added of her own accord that the principles of restoration were ill understood in Germany.
Balfour, than yon misguided shedder of man's blood.
"The man's views are hateful enough," she answered, "but he is in earnest, and however misguided he may be there is something noble in his unselfishness, in his, steady fixedness of purpose."
When Nell knew all about Mr Packlemerton, and could say it without faltering, Mrs Jarley passed on to the fat man, and then to the thin man, the tall man, the short man, the old lady who died of dancing at a hundred and thirty-two, the wild boy of the woods, the woman who poisoned fourteen families with pickled walnuts, and other historical characters and interesting but misguided individuals.