• WordNet 3.6
    • v misguide give bad advice to
    • v misguide lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Misguide Misguidance; error.
    • v. t Misguide To guide wrongly; to lead astray; as, to misguide the understanding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • misguide To guide erroneously; give a wrong direction to; lead astray in action or thought.
    • misguide To ill-use; maltreat.
    • misguide Synonyms To mislead, misdirect.
    • n misguide Misguidance; guidance into error; hence, trespass; error; sin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Misguide mis-gīd′ to guide wrongly: to lead into error
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  • Iris Murdoch
    “Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.”


In literature:

If in his misguided perversity he adopts this last-named course, the duty of the State is plain.
"Freedom In Service" by Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
If I love a man because he is useful and continue to love him when he can no longer be useful, am I not misguided?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
There are plenty of honest misguided men among them.
"A Man of the People" by Thomas Dixon
The misguided prisoners on board had attempted to seize the vessel.
"Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages" by Anonymous
These misguided men hope to conquer the empire by fear.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
He has come to gude by misguiding.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
National Misery the result of national misguidance, 34.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
It is because all are not united in this, that there is room for treason under the motive of misguided patriotism.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
The headstrong misguided girl was to be brought to a better state of mind.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
Oh, you misguided young man!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth

In poetry:

And a voice among them shouted,
"Pause before the deed is done:
We have asked reprieve and pardon
For the poor misguided one."
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
Misguided man, thy turbid life
This day in shameful death shall close,
And thou shalt ne'er behold the sun,
That in thy sight, this morn, arose.
"Louis Riel" by Thomas Frederick Young
Our faded crown, despised and flung aside,
Shall on some brother's brow immortal bloom;
No partial hand the blessing may misguide,
No flattering fancy change our Monarch's doom:
"Second Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
"If thus," he mused, "the feminine
And fascinating gender
Is led to love, I, too, can win
Her protestations tender."
And then the poor, misguided chap
Sat down upon the lady's lap.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Light love in a mist, by the midsummer moon misguided,
Scarce seen in the twilight garden if gloom insist,
Seems vainly to seek for a star whose gleam has derided
Light love in a mist.
"Love In A Mist" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Certainly he scored it, bold, and black, and firm,
In that Indian paper — made his seniors squirm,
Quated office scandals, wrote the tactless truth —
Was there ever known a more misguided youth?
"The Man Who Could Write" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

He says consumer concerns are misguided.
Criticism of Rebecca Kaplan Is Misguided .
Misguided by the stars.
Israel's Iron Dome exposes misguided US missile defense.
GOP misguided with Romney plan.
Regarding Cliff Meeuwsen's Nov 9 commentary, "Ethanol shouldn't be a dirty word": This article is an insight into the misguided regulations most businesses in this country have to work through.
Affirmative action ruling misguided .
Misguided debate a distraction from Duke's impressive performance.
Ban of long putters would be misguided .
Jerry Brown's comments on the wealthy are misguided .
CSU 'incentive' fees are completely misguided .
I'm not sure from Reading Phillies general manager Scott Hunsicker's explanation why the organization felt the need to make such a misguided decision ("Reading Phillies to change name," Reading Eagle, Nov 5).
Attacks on the tea party are misguided .
Is Mitt Romney's canned-good drive misguided .
Virginia's misguided new school standards.

In science:

And, to return to the question of the hidden variables program with which we began, this surely means that the use of Bell’s Theorem against Bohmian Mechanics (by the “second camp”) is fundamentally misguided.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
No one has claimed that parameter fitting is ‘misguided’, it being a key part of the inference procedure, though we have indeed argued that it is inadequate if one wishes to answer questions phrased at the model level (e.g. is quintessence a better description of data than a particular modified gravity model).
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
As our discussion on transmit diversity and spatial multiplexing demonstrates, improper modeling can lead to misguided perceptions and fictitious gains.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
This conclusion raises the question of whether the discussions in the philosophy of physics about the nature of the individuality of identical quantum particles have not been misguided.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World
It thus suggests that not only the expectation that a unique classical world dynamically emerges from quantum theory, but also the expectation that any classical world dynamically emerges from quantum theory may be misguided.
Consistent quantum mechanics admits no mereotopology