leading-question

leading question

[lee-ding]
noun
a question so worded as to suggest the proper or desired answer.

Origin:
1815–25

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leading question (ˈliːdɪŋ)
 
n
a question phrased in a manner that tends to suggest the desired answer, such as What do you think of the horrible effects of pollution?

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leading question definition


An unfair question that is designed to guide the respondent: “You were drunk the night of the accident, weren't you, Mr. Norris?”

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