miswanting

Main Entry:  miswanting
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the act or condition of wanting something with the mistaken belief that it will bring one happiness
Example:  The real problem with miswanting, the researchers argue, is that it leads you to want the wrong things and make poor judgements about what will really make you happy.
Etymology:  2000
Usage:  also miswant, (v.), miswanted, (adj.)
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