Misleading



[mis-lee-ding] /mɪsˈli dɪŋ/

adjective
1.
deceptive; tending to .
[mis-leed] /mɪsˈlid/
verb (used with object), misled, misleading.
1.
to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray.
2.
to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment.
verb (used without object), misled, misleading.
3.
to be misleading; tend to deceive:
vague directions that often mislead.
/mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to confuse or mislead; deceptive
/mɪsˈliːd/
verb (transitive) -leads, -leading, -led
1.
to give false or misleading information to
2.
to lead or guide in the wrong direction
adj.

1630s, present participle adjective from mislead.
v.

Old English mislædan “to mislead,” common Germanic compound (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch misleiden, Old High German misseleiten, German missleiten, Danish mislede); see mis- (1) + lead (v.). Related: misleading; misled.

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