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mistaken

[mi-stey-kuh n] /mɪˈsteɪ kən/
adjective
1.
wrongly conceived, held, or done:
a mistaken antagonism.
2.
erroneous; incorrect; wrong:
a mistaken answer.
3.
having made a mistake; being in error.
Origin of mistaken
1590-1600
1590-1600; past participle of mistake; see -en3
Related forms
mistakenly, adverb
mistakenness, noun
unmistaken, adjective
Synonyms
1. inaccurate, misconceived.
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British Dictionary definitions for mistakenly

mistaken

/mɪˈsteɪkən/
adjective
1.
(usually predicative) wrong in opinion, judgment, etc: she is mistaken
2.
arising from error in judgment, opinion, etc: a mistaken viewpoint
Derived Forms
mistakenly, adverb
mistakenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistakenly

mistaken

adj.

c.1600, "under misapprehension," past participle adjective from mistake (v.). Related: Mistakenly. Mistaken identity attested from 1865.

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