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the act or condition of wanting something with the mistaken belief that it will bring one happiness

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.
Word Origin

Usage Note

also miswant , (v.), miswanted , (adj.)


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