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wrongheaded

or wrong-headed

[rawng-hed-id, rong-] /ˈrɔŋˈhɛd ɪd, ˈrɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
wrong in judgment or opinion; misguided and stubborn; perverse.
Origin of wrongheaded
1725-1735
1725-35; wrong + headed
Related forms
wrongheadedly, adverb
wrongheadedness, noun
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  • One conversation however struck me, and inspired caution, absurd and wrong-headed as I was.

    Tales of My Time, Vol. II (of 3) William Pitt Scargill
  • It seemed to him to be wrong-headed and absurd, and he began to lose patience with her.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Thus saying the kind-hearted, impetuous, and wrong-headed old Major laid a roll of bills on the table, and left the room.

    Cab and Caboose Kirk Munroe
  • He was meddlesome, wrong-headed, unreasonable, and bold with it all.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • He might have had his wrong-headed notions about barriers, but he was not so un-American as to regard a father as an obstacle.

    The Beauty and the Bolshevist Alice Duer Miller
  • "That is unquestionably the most wrong-headed girl I know," said Mr. Read, to his daughter.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • Prejudiced and ignorant and wrong-headed as he was, he was a pure patriot, laboring for his country's good.

    American Men of Action Burton E. Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for wrong-headed

wrong-headed

adjective
1.
constantly wrong in judgment
2.
foolishly stubborn; obstinate
Derived Forms
wrong-headedly, adverb
wrong-headedness, noun
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