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.
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wrong-headedness

[ˈrɒŋˈhedɪdnɪs] Nobcecación f
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wrong-headedness

nVerbohrtheit f
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