follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for mistakenly
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mistaken

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mistakenly

19
21
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with mistakenly

Nearby words for mistakenly