mistaken

[mi-stey-kuhn]
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:
1590–1600; past participle of mistake; see -en3

mistakenly, adverb
mistakenness, noun
unmistaken, adjective


1. inaccurate, misconceived.
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mistaken (mɪˈsteɪkən)
 
adj
1.  (usually predicative) wrong in opinion, judgment, etc: she is mistaken
2.  arising from error in judgment, opinion, etc: a mistaken viewpoint
 
mis'takenly
 
adv
 
mis'takenness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

mistake
early 14c., from O.N. mistaka "take in error, miscarry," from mis- "wrongly" (see mis- (1)) + taka "take." The noun is attested from 1630s. Related: Mistakenly.
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Example sentences
Seeing a fact which you mistakenly consider deserving of contempt, you refuse
  to take a humane view of a fellow creature.
Then suspense builds when the dinosaurs mistakenly wake up, due to the wrong
  medication that counteracts the deep sleep.
Panic attacks may mistakenly warn against suffocation.
In this form, the immune system mistakenly attacks its own islets as if they
  were foreign invaders.
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