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mis·place

 (mĭs-plās′)
tr.v. mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
1.
a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.
b. To mislay: I misplaced my wallet.
2. To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.

mis·place′ment n.

misplaced

(ˌmɪsˈpleɪst)
adj
(of trust, loyalty, etc) bestowed inappropriately inappropriate to the occasion or mood(of a letter or an accent in writing) put in the wrong place
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misplaced - put in the wrong place or positionmisplaced - put in the wrong place or position; "She was penalized for a spelling mistake or a misplaced accent"
disarranged - having the arrangement disturbed; not in order; "her disarranged hair"
2.misplaced - lost temporarilymisplaced - lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place; "the mislaid hat turned up eventually"; "misplaced tickets"
lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"

misplaced

adjective
1. misguided, unwise, ill-advised, ill-judged, misconceived, ill-considered a telling sign of misplaced priorities
2. lost, missing, mislaid, nowhere to be found a misplaced wallet
Translations
extraviado

misplaced

[ˌmɪsˈpleɪst] ADJ
1. (= inappropriate) [confidence, trust] → inmerecido; [enthusiasm] → que no viene a cuento; [good humour] → fuera de lugar, inoportuno
I realize now that my confidence/trust in you was misplacedahora me doy cuenta de que me equivoqué al confiar en ti
a misplaced sense of duty/loyaltyun sentido desacertado or equivocado del deber/de la lealtad
2. (= wrongly positioned) [accent, comma] → mal colocado, puesto en el lugar equivocado

misplaced

[ˌmɪsˈpleɪst] adj
[confidence, optimism, loyalty] → déplacé(e)
to be misplaced [feeling] → être déplacé(e)
[priorities] → mal hiérarchisé(e)
(= put in the wrong place) [letter, accent] → mal placé(e)
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps you may be ashamed to meet me, as you were before, but you NEED not feel like that--such shame would be misplaced. Only do bring with you sincere repentance and trust in God, who orders all things for the best.
Therefore, perhaps the expression itself - I merely suggest this to you, my dear - may be a little misplaced.'
Women, more especially -- in the continually recurring trials of wounded, wasted, wronged, misplaced, or erring and sinful passion -- or with the dreary burden of a heart unyielded, because unvalued and unsought came to Hester's cottage, demanding why they were so wretched, and what the remedy!
Nothing could be in worse taste than misplaced flippancy; and he answered somewhat stiffly: "Yes, you have been away a very long time."
and to all your family that I thought you would not consider my sympathy misplaced, but I was mistaken," and suddenly her voice trembled.
"You've been four of the dearest, sweetest, goodest girls that ever went together through college," averred Aunt Jamesina, who never spoiled a compliment by misplaced economy.
Then a small gentleman, very young-looking but very malignant, began to say that it would probably be agreeable to the marshal of the province to give an account of his expenditures of the public moneys, and that the misplaced delicacy of the members of the committee was depriving him of this moral satisfaction.
But I can assure you that your fears for my wife's safety have been wholly misplaced. There is not the slightest reason for her to hurry off to America.
I only wish you may not find your confidence misplaced.'
Poor misplaced, belittled Lorenzo de Medici Ran- dall, thought ridiculous and good-for-naught by his associates, because he resembled them in nothing!
- and what could be more obligatory than to keep alive in the heart of a daughter that filial trust and honour which, even although misplaced, became her like a jewel of the mind?
"I think," he said, "that any sentiment whatever between those two would be singularly misplaced. You spoke of Melba, I think!