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misguided

[mis-gahy-did]
adjective
misled; mistaken: Their naive actions were a misguided attempt to help the poor.

Origin:
1480–90; misguide + -ed2

misguidedly, adverb
misguidedness, noun
unmisguided, adjective
unmisguidedly, adverb
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misguided (ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd)
 
adj
foolish or unreasonable, esp in action or behaviour
 
mis'guidedly
 
adv

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misguide
late 14c., "to go astray;" see mis- (1) + guide (v.). Transitive sense of "to guide in the wrong direction" is first attested c.1500. Misguided "erring in purpose or action" is from 1650s.
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