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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.
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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
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