What does misguided mean?

Definitions for misguidedmɪsˈgaɪ dɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misguided.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-conceived, misguided(adj)

    poorly conceived or thought out

    "an ill-conceived plan to take over the company"

  2. misguided, mistaken(adj)

    wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment

    "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"


  1. misguided(Adjective)

    ill-conceived or not thought through

  2. misguided(Adjective)

    misled or mistaken

  3. misguided(Adjective)

    lacking proper guidance

    A misguided child may use his personal power in mischievous ways


  1. Misguided

    Misguided is Argyle Park's first and only album under that name. The album was released by R.E.X. Records into the Christian rock market, and sits alongside other early 90s work by Circle of Dust and Mortal as being instrumental in introducing industrial music to the Christian music scene. The album was nominated for Best Metal/Hard Rock Album at the 27th Annual GMA Dove Awards in 1996. Misguided is a diverse album that combines elements such as techno, metal guitar, ragtime piano, horns, samples, and dark vocals. Members cited influences such as Portishead and jazz being responsible for the experimentation on the album. It also features a wide variety of guest appearances by other alternative Christian bands and mainstream industrial bands of the mid 90s. The lyrics generally center around themes of betrayal, bitterness, and emotional pain, with band members and associates at various times hinting that the album was acting as catharsis for a child abuse situation at the church they all attended while growing up. The resultant thematic darkness of the album caused its reception to be mixed, with many Christian listeners protesting the lack of positive content, even going so far as to call it "anti-Christian". R.E.X. themselves attempted to censor the band before the album's release, deeming the outro verse of the song "Doomsayer" as being too controversial and cutting it from the song. The band, however, inserted the cut snippet onto the end of the album master tape before R.E.X. noticed and the outro now appears as a hidden track at the very end of the CD. The controversy and backlash caused the band members to shut Argyle Park down two years after conception.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misguided in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misguided in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Benson Madsen:

    I realized it was misguided government policy that was keeping relief from these innocents.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

  3. Gary Rieschel:

    I think it's really misguided, a university is a terrible place to learn how to start a company.

  4. Saudi Arabia oil minister:

    We should not be apologizing, and we should not ignore the misguided campaign to keep it in the ground.

  5. Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro:

    The legal process will have to follow its course, just like many misguided anti-immigrant measures already have.

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