misdirected

misdirect

[mis-di-rekt]
verb (used with object)
to direct or address wrongly or incorrectly: to misdirect a person; to misdirect a letter.

Origin:
1595–1605; mis-1 + direct

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misdirect (ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt)
 
vb
1.  to give (a person) wrong directions or instructions
2.  to address (a letter, parcel, etc) wrongly
 
misdi'rection
 
n

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misdirect
c.1600, "give wrong directions to;" see mis- (1) + direct (v.). First record of misdirection "action of a conjurer, thief, etc. to distract someone" is from 1943.
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